Newberry President and Caxtonian, David Spadafora, will deliver a power point presentation heralding the Newberry's ongoing quasquicentennial celebratory exhibition: 125 startling items from the mighty Newberry Library's collection. A behind-the-scenes look will include the unbelievable challenges of selecting 125 items from 7 million! Included items: a signed aria by Mozart, age 9; a 1949 letter to the Chicago Arts Club from Alexander Calder, asking for a loan; the first Bible printed in America and a book written by an American Indian, printed by him on birch bark and sold at the Chicago Columbian Exposition (1893). Hear about the sister exhibit: 50 items on the rich and sometimes quirky history of the Newberry.
President of the Library since 2005, David previously served as President of Lake Forest College and Dean and Historian at Yale.
The gorgeous book accompanying the Exhibit will be available for purchase.
Importantly: Experience the POWER of Artifacts.
c/o The Newberry Library60 W. Walton StreetChicago, IL 60610
Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710