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This Dream of Beauty: The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago

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ClassGraphic The unique modern forum of the world's fair galvanized the citizens of the nineteenth century, a time of technological revolution and tumultuous social change. Londoners marveled at the Crystal Palace in 1851, the brain child of Prince Albert and the first world's fair. Thereafter, the notion of providing an international stage for the showcasing of art, architecture, technology, and culture captured imaginations in Europe and the United States. The World's Columbian Exposition, better known then as now as "The White City," took place in Chicago in 1893 and was a marvel of planning, engineering, innovation, technology, and entertainment.  Twenty-seven million people flocked from all over the country to gape, to learn, to be entertained, and to ride the world's first Ferris wheel. The presentation will tour a history of world's fairs, making its longest stop in Chicago, 1893, and meeting Daniel Burnham, Frederick Law Olmsted, the firm of McKim, Mead & White, and a belly dancer named "Little Egypt," among many others. 

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

MPL - Main

Ingrid Steffensen 



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Registration Closes On
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/27/2018 - 11/27/2018 Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Montclair, MPL - Main  Map Ingrid Steffensen