Free Chicago lectures.
Attend some free virtual lectures of various topics. The only thing they have in common is they are local, virtual and free.
The Packingtown Museum presents “The Chicago Stockyards: 150 Years of Spectacle and Innovation” by Dominic A. Pacyga, Ph.D.
When: Sat, February 27, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST This event will be recorded, so even if you cannot attend live, we are happy to extend a link to view at your own convenience. Links for the event will go out closer to the date of the event.
Where: Virtual Register here.
Free Chicago lectures – About this Event
Join us for a free virtual lecture and talkback with historian Dominic A. Pacyga, Ph.D., on a journey through 150 years at the Union Stock Yards, an epic slice of Chicago with a layered past famously fictionalized in Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, celebrated through the unions who fought for the 8 hour workday, home to the forthcoming Packingtown Museum, and so much more.
The Packingtown Museum is located inside The Plant, a research and production facility comprising a collaborative community of small food businesses Back of the Yards, in Chicago, IL.
“In Focus” Lecture Series: Rebecca Zorach, Abolition Art
When: Sun, February 28, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST
Where: Virtual Register here
This lecture is a part of the ongoing Evanston Art Center series, “In Focus.” “In Focus” features a variety of talks and presentations by artists, art professionals, historians and more!
As we watch (and perhaps some of us participate in) the long-overdue tearing down of monuments and—who knows?—creation of new ones, what art history has to say to our present moment may offer but thin slivers of insight. Yet what our present moment says to art history is that we must examine our investments, phantasmatic and otherwise. To what extent does our current understanding of “art” require a kind of order that can only come from “police”? What creative energies might the undoing of that tacit bargain liberate?