Explore Chicago Humanities Festival

Festival Runs Through Nov. 16

Who doesn't love culture and the arts? The celebration of life's faceted dramas?

Whether you're a sophisticated Bernini sculptor lover or a self-proclaimed Blue Man groupie, there's enough going on in this city to accommodate every taste. But if you want to get one step closer aficionado status, remember there's only two more weeks to attend the exciting and educational events at the 19th Annual Chicago Humanities Festival through November 16.

This year's theme reflects the concept "Thinking Big," as it surveys the history and future of politics, architecture and global cities. Other disciplines featured include visual arts, literature, film, music, philosophy, cultural criticism, science, and performance.

Log on to chifestival.org to sign up for events. Tickets are purchased on an event by event basis and range from $5 to $10 (students and educators are free).

Events are hosted in 25 different venues around town by authors, professors, performers, musicians and more.

On November 1, be sure to check out "Rome the Monumental" at Northwestern University in partnership with the Instituto Italiana di Cultura. The event explores Rome's historic ingenuity and architecture.

The Newberry Library is also hosting the exhibition, Artifacts of Childhood: 700 Years of Children's Books. Historians and critics Leonard Marcus and Donna Seaman will discuss the leaders that influenced and shaped American Children's Literature and Audrey Niffenegger, a professor at Colombia College's Center for Book and Paper Arts will also be there. She will discuss her book, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

The Chicago Humanities Festival is one of the unique cultural experiences this city has to offer. Don't wait until it's too late. Schedule your events today!

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