The Cost of Chicago

Date(s) - 02/06/20
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wheaton College Wade Center Bakke Auditorium

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Wheaton College

2020 Hansen Lecture: “The Cost of Chicago” by Dr. Matthew Milliner

Wheaton College

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 7 – 8:30pm

The Marion E. Wade Center presents “The Cost of Chicago” by Associate Professor of Art History Dr. Matthew Milliner on Thursday, February 6 at 7 p.m. in the Wade Center’s Bakke Auditorium.

In this academic year’s Hansen Lectureship series titled “Turtle Island Renaissance,” Dr. Milliner uses insights from G.K. Chesterton as a guide to understanding the broad sweep of Native American art, especially in the Midwest. This second lecture in the series focuses on Midwestern Native American architecture and sculpture, especially using Chesterton’s book, Resurrection of Rome. Just as Renaissance art revived ancient Greek and Roman aesthetics in Italy, we too are living through a revival of ancient Native American mounds, craft and structure— especially in the Midwest. Perhaps this renders the Great Lakes region worthy of the same love Chesterton lavished on Rome.

The faculty respondent for this talk is Wheaton College Professor of Art Mr. David Hooker.

The Ken and Jean Hansen Lectureship is an annual faculty lecture series named in honor of former Wheaton College trustee Ken Hansen and his wife Jean, and endowed in their memory by son Walter (and Darlene) Hansen.

The remaining lecture in the series will be on March 19. Both lectures, which are free and open to the public, will be at 7 p.m. in the Wade Center Bakke Auditorium. The Wade Center is located at 351 Lincoln Ave. on the northwest corner of campus at the intersection of Washington St. and Lincoln Ave. For more information, contact the Wade Center at 630.752.5908 or