September 2012 Dinner Meeting

  • 09/19/2012
  • 5:00 PM
  • Union League, 65 W. Jackson Blvd.


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Speaker:  Carla Zecher

"Musical Treasures of the Newberry Library"

Beginning in September 2012, the Newberry Library celebrates its quasquicentennial with an exhibition of 125 of the millions of books, maps, manuscript pages, drawings, and photographs in its collectionundefinedthese featured items not only creating a neat parallelism (125 items for 125 years of existence) but also embodying the Newberry's mission to provide relevant research and learning opportunities for the public of Chicago and beyond. Carla Zecher will discuss the music-related items that didundefinedand did notundefinedmake it into the exhibition, and how these items relate to the library's music collections as a whole.

Carla Zecher is Director of the Center for Renaissance Studies. She specializes in French Renaissance poetry and music, and early modern French travel writing. She is the author of Sounding Objects: Musical Instruments, Poetry, and Art in Renaissance France and a co-editor of Dumont de Montigny, Regards sur le monde atlantique, 1715-1747.

Union League, 65 W. Jackson, 22nd floor. Timing: spirits at 5:00, dinner at 6:00, program at 7:30.


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710