Terra Foundation-supported Events

Seminar: “Collecting Chicago Design: Who Should Do It, When, and Where” by Paul Gehl

Paul Gehl, Curator Emeritus of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing at the Newberry Library, will discuss the history of collecting design objects and the role private collectors can play. An interactive discussion will follow.

This interdisciplinary scholarly seminar is part of the on-going academic program Chicago: City of Design and Commerce, 1890–1990, which will run from fall 2017 through fall 2018. This series offers a forum for scholars to gather, share works-in-progress, and discuss new scholarship that explores Chicago’s contributions to design history. The series is presented by the Newberry Library’s Center for American History and Culture as part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://newberry.org/02222018-paul-gehl-newberry-library