Fall Levy Lecture Series Begins Soon

Last spring, the Levy Senior Center Foundation launched a brand new lecture series. The series features prominent local scholars and focuses on topics geared toward our 55+ years young audience.

The Spring 2017 series gathered a host of distinguished lecturers including doctors, professors, and historians. Topics covered wide-ranging interests and issues including Evanston during the Chicago World’s Fair, senior sexual health, significant American paintings since 1750, and a study of African American actors in 1930s Hollywood.

After an incredibly popular kickoff, the Foundation is happy to announce the beginning of the Fall 2017 Levy Lecture Series!

We have developed another panel of prominent lecturers eager to share their passion and research with the Levy community. Check out upcoming lectures and don’t forget to register!

The Foundation provides the lecture series free of charge, but space is limited – we ran out of room well in advance of our spring series lectures. The first lecture of the fall series is on September 12 at 1PM. You can read about the lecture topic, Magnificent Collaboration: Julia Morgan & William Randolph Hearst, and register here.

Exercise your mind this fall with lectures featuring timely topics, local history and senior-specific subjects!


Upcoming Lecture


Magnificent Collaboration: Julia Morgan & William Randolph Hearst

Annette Baldwin, former editor at Chicago American Institute of Architects
California architect, Julia Morgan, produced 700 buildings in her 50-year career, more than any other major architect. In spite of her vast output of architectural gems in divergent styles, it is Hearst “Castle” at San Simeon for which she is best known.
The collaboration of Morgan and her inimitable client, William Randolph Hearst, is a remarkable story of an impulsive, over-budget collector and a temperate, brilliant architect, who teamed up to create one of the world’s most elaborate building projects.
Annette Baldwin takes us on a dramatic visual journey of astonishing talent and personal drive, resulting in an American palace by the sea.