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Chicago’s Style: Recalling the “Modern Mile”

Saturday, January 17, 1:00 p.m.

Discover the time when designers began to move from couture creations to ready-to-wear collections. Costume curator Petra Slinkard discusses how the twentieth-century era of retail correlated with the development of North Michigan Avenue, and conservator Holly Lundberg shares the costume conservation methods used to prepare garments for display in Chicago Styled. At the end of the program, share your memories of the Mag Mile during the 1970s and 1980s with us.

Cost: $15 members

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Weaving a Life: Norway, Chicago, and Judaism

Saturday, February 21, 1:00 p.m.

An emigrant from norway, weaver Berit Engen combines her Norwegian heritage with her embrace of Jewish culture to produce insightful tapestries — contemporary commentaries on Jewish texts and living. Senior curator Olivia Mahoney joins Engen for a conversation about the artist’s move to the Chicago area, her thoughts about Judaism, and how the political and cultural scenes, landscape, and expressions of Chicago have influenced and inspired her work.

Cost: $15 members

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