Newberry exhibitions are always free and open to all.

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A Night at Mister Kelly's

March 21 - July 20, 2024

Relive a night on the town in the mid-twentieth century.

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Chicago Style: Mike Royko and Windy City Journalism

June 20 - September 28, 2024

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Coming Soon

September 12, 2024 - January 4, 2025

Chicago has always been a Native place.

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December 12, 2024 - March 29, 2025

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March 20-June 19, 2025

Indigenous People Shaping Popular Culture.

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June 19 - September 27, 2025

A glimpse into avian persistence. 

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September 11, 2025 - Jan 3, 2026

Analyzing the visual language of maps.

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Plan Your Visit


Tuesday – Thursday
10am – 7pm

Friday and Saturday
10am – 5pm


Admission for Newberry exhibitions is free. No advance registration required. 

Trienens Galleries

The Trienens galleries include an introductory gallery and a larger primary gallery. Exhibitions mounted there typically include 40-70 items from the Newberry's vast collections. Exhibitions in the Trienens galleries allow visitors to explore compelling themes and historical content in depth. Examples of past exhibitions include: Pop-Ups Through the Ages and Viva La Libertad. Click here to view a photo of the galleries.

Hanson Gallery

The Hanson Gallery is a small, intimate space. Exhibitions mounted there typically include 12-24 items, allowing visitors a glimpse of what the Newberry’s vast collections have to offer. Hanson exhibitions are often modest thematic presentations that draw from a range of the library's collections or interpretive explorations that are built around single items. Examples of past exhibitions include: Wheels and Indigenous Portraits Unbound. Click here to view a photo of the gallery.

Guided Public Tours

When an exhibition is on view in our Trienens Galleries, we offer free guided tours several times a week:

  • Tuesdays at 1pm
  • Thursdays at 11:30am
  • Saturdays at 1pm

Private Tours

To book a private tour of a Newberry exhibition (for a group of 10 or more), please contact Rebecca Haynes at (312) 255-3526 or via email.

Private tours are free, but donations are encouraged.

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Ask us anything about current or upcoming exhibitions at the Newberry.

Adult Education Classes

Led by experts in a variety of fields, our adult education classes can help you jumpstart or elevate your next learning endeavor.

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Artists in Residence

Through the Artist-in-Residence program, artists and writers are able to create work that engages with the Newberry’s collection.

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