Upcoming Illinois Humanities Council Events

The Science of Cinema and the Cinema of Science
Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 12:00pm
Claudia Cassidy Theatre
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602-4801

In partnership with Argonne National Library, this presentation—exploring the role scientific institutions play in our everyday lives—will be conducted by Dr. Marius Stan. A Senior Scientist with the Nuclear Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory as well as actor (known for his recent role as Bogdan, the car wash owner on AMC’s “Breaking Bad”), Dr. Stan will explore the interplay between cinema and science, with video clips from popular movies and computer simulations as illustrations.

The Spirit of Motown
January 5, 2014 at 1:00pm
Vernon Area Public Library Division
300 Old Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069-2927

In 1959, Motown records founder Berry Gordy gathered the best musicians from Detroit’s thriving Jazz and blues scene to form his studio band, the Funk Brothers. Together, they played on Motown hits such as “My Girl,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine, “ “Just My Imagination,” “Baby Love,” “The Tears of a Clown,” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Experience the sounds of Motown and discover the story behind the legend.

More Events from the Illinois Humanities Council:
Chicago: Cloudy With A Chance of Democracy – 11/21/2013 at 6:00pm
Conversations On Curating: Proposals, Pedagogy, and Practice – 11/22/2013 at 3:00pm
Thanksgiving: The Great American Holiday – 11/26/2013 at 1pm

For information about these events and more, click here.