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Exhibit Sign The Late Sketches and Autographs of Beethoven
The books in which Beethoven carried out his sketching can be identified as falling into one of three categories: collections of loose leaves, large sketchbooks, and pocket books. The first of these, loose leaves, were used by Beethoven early in his life (from around 1786 to 1799) to draft compositions, as well as to write out compositional exercises, often for the keyboard. These loose leaves were later collected, sorted, and sewn together into book format by the composer himself.
Locations
Regenstein 3rd Floor Reading Room
June 21 — Dec. 14, 2019
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Subjects
Music
Exhibits
manifestazione femminista 8 marzo 1977 Artivism: Italy and Social Justice
Art activism in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s
Locations
Regenstein 3rd Floor Reading Room
June 11 — Dec. 15, 2018
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Subjects
Music
Art
Italian Literature
Envisioning Earth Envisioning Earth
This exhibit points to historical references to conservation and the environment; the approach is one that is multidisciplinary, accomplished through music, literature, and cartography.
Locations
Regenstein 3rd Floor Reading Room
May 1 — Sept. 4, 2017
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Subjects
Maps
Literature
Music
Sanchez sketch Guerra An Exile of 80 Years: The Spanish Civil War and its Diaspora
Eighty years after the Spanish Civil War, this exhibition highlights the experiences of those displaced by it. Drawings made by children who were fleeing the conflict, photographs taken in the residences where refugees were housed, personal effects of those displaced, and publications made while in exile are shown.
Locations
Regenstein 3rd Floor Reading Room
April 22 — June 15, 2019
Subjects
European History
Exhibit Sign The Late Sketches and Autographs of Beethoven
The books in which Beethoven carried out his sketching can be identified as falling into one of three categories: collections of loose leaves, large sketchbooks, and pocket books. The first of these, loose leaves, were used by Beethoven early in his life (from around 1786 to 1799) to draft compositions, as well as to write out compositional exercises, often for the keyboard. These loose leaves were later collected, sorted, and sewn together into book format by the composer himself.
Locations
Regenstein 3rd Floor Reading Room
June 21 — Dec. 14, 2019
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Subjects
Music
Shanghai Jews Thumbnail The Shanghai Jews
This three-case exhibit is part of an event series exploring the experience of many thousands of Jewish refugees who escaped to Shanghai during World War II.
Locations
Regenstein 3rd Floor Reading Room
Jan. 15 — March 30, 2019
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Subjects
East Asian Studies
Jewish Studies
Sun Ra Sounds from Tomorrow's World: Sun Ra and the Chicago Years, 1946-1961
This exhibit explores Sun Ra’s Chicago years through images and sound recordings of his poetry and music, vinyl records and album artwork, promotional materials and early controversial broadsheets. While living in Chicago, Herman Poole “Sonny” Blount became Sun Ra—the leader of the Arkestra and a composer and arranger of some of the most avant-garde jazz of the time.
Locations
Regenstein 3rd Floor Reading Room
Dec. 1 — Aug. 20, 2010
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Subjects
Music
Chicago and Illinois