Friends of Downtown’s popular lunchtime programs are usually held the first Thursday of the month, in the Chicago Cultural Center.
Thursday, March 6th, 2013 at 12:15
Chicago Cultural Center | Millennium Room
Presenters: Peter John Brownlee
Peter John Brownlee, co-curator the Newberry Library’s exhibit “Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North,” will give an overview of the exhibition.
Focusing on period paintings, illustrated periodicals, newspapers, sheet music covers, and other visual materials, the lecture will illuminate how the Civil War impacted the daily lives of people in the North far from the front lines.
Tuesday, August 18 2009 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Flashpoint Academy at 25 N. Clark, 4th floor.
A reception and tour of the downtown Chicago school where video games, animation, film/broadcast production skills and movie special effects are born - Flashpoint Academy.
Flashpoint Academy is one of Chicago's newest centers of higher education. Flashpoint's students focus only on what is necessary to develop careers as game developers, computer animators, film makers or sound engineers. Only two years old, the Academy already has 600 students in its Chicago Loop "campus" and expects to grow to 1000 students soon.
Come and see demonstrations of the latest technologies that are being used for today's and tomorrow's entertainment and game industries.
As a bonus, you'll be surrounded by the impressive and extensive modern art collection of Academy President Howard Tullman that adorns the hallways of Flashpoint.