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Prost! Beer Culture and Chicago’s German Immigrants - Sold Out!

Thursday, February 21 6 - 8 p.m.

Learn how German immigrants—through industry, craft, innovation and culture—were vital to Chicago’s late 19th-century urban development and to her socio-cultural landscape.

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Member Preview - A Tale of Today: Yinka Shonibare CBE

Friday, March 1, 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 9 - 10 a.m.

Members of the Driehaus Museum are invited to a first look at the Driehaus Museum’s inaugural contemporary art exhibition A Tale of Today, Yinka Shonibare CBE.

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Opening Day Panel Discussion - Yinka Shonibare CBE

Saturday, March 2 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Hosted by the MCA, this panel explores the art of Yinka Shonibare CBE, who draws on history, politics, and fashion to explore our understanding of the past in relation to today’s changing global-cultural landscape.

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Irish Rebel, Imperial Reformer: Charles Gavan Duffy and the British

Thursday, March 14 6 - 7:30 p.m.

In honor of Irish-America Heritage Month, Dr. Sean Farrell will explore Ireland’s complex identity as both a colonized nation of the British Empire and its role as a colonizer abroad.

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When Modern Was: A Dialogue with Past and Present

Thursday, April 4 6 - 7:30 p.m.

A concert and lecture format that considers how contemporary art, in music and in museums, pushes traditional boundaries, acts as a catalyst for change and inspires future generations.

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Fashion and Fabric: Textiles, Trade, and Africa

Thursday, April 11 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Explore Yinka Shonibare’s practices of leveraging extraordinary textiles and period clothing as cultural signifiers with AIC’s Melinda Watt and historian Kirstin Purtich.

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Rockin’ Ragtime with the Music Institute of Chicago

Saturday, April 13 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Celebrate Ragtime’s multicultural musical history with stories, songs, crafts and activities. And try your hand playing the musical instruments that bring Ragtime rhythms to life!

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The Cornerstore Live Podcast Recording with Kevin Coval

Wednesday, April 24 6 - 8 p.m.

Kevin Coval and his co-host Tara Mahadevan talk about the importance of creating career-building opportunities for emerging artists of color.

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