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Celebrate Women's History Month with a slide presentation on Chicago women artists, a bird-drawing workshop with a celebrated artist and a tour of the settlement house founded by the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. 

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Chicago's Forgotten Women Artists: A Slide Presentation

Harold Washington Library Center, 400 South State St.
Chicago Authors Room, 7th Floor
Wednesday, March 13 at 12:15 p.m.

Despite social expectations and limited access to training and education, Chicago women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries still created and celebrated art. Join art historians Wendy Greenhouse and Susan Weininger for a slide presentation on Chicago's Forgotten Women Artists, part of the amazing Illinois Women Artists Project, a unique online gathering place that seeks to recognize and appreciate the work and experiences of Illinois women artists from the past. Be sure to visit the Illinois Women Artists Project at http://iwa.bradley.edu/ where you too can help contribute and document our historic and artistic past.   

Drawing Birds from the Field Museum: An Artist Workshop with Ellen Holtzblatt

Harold Washington Library Center, 400 South State St.  
Art Reference Room, 8th Floor
Thursday, March 28, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Join artist Ellen Holtzblatt for a drawing workshop based on her 2013 Women's History Month exhibit, Under the Wings: Birds from the Field Museum. Learn more about the artist's personal connections to the imagery and draw your own bird specimens from the Field Museum's collection. Drawing materials will be provided.

Public tour of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
The University of Illinois at Chicago, 800 S. Halsted (M/C 051)
Public tours take place at 1PM on Wednesdays and Sundays

Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, is a Chicago icon. Her hard work changed the not only the lives of Chicago's immigrants, but also led to historic public policy reform. The Hull House Museum works to preserve and share the original vision of the original Hull House, founded in 1889 and once home to innovative social and educational programs for Chicago's immigrant communities. Public tours are lead by museum educators and last one hour. Meet in the entryway of the Hull home. No reservations necessary; tours and museum admission are free but donations are encouraged. 

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