What’s playing at the Athenaeum Center
We’re excited to bring you a diverse range of events for our 2022 Season
Join us as First Things editor Rusty Reno sits down with New York Times columnist and prolific author Ross Douthat for a timely conversation on the role that American Christians, the church, and our core institutions ought to play in shaping the future of our political order.
Seeking community post-quarantine, Nicole joins the toy cleaning committee at The Learning Co-Op where toddler parents covertly socialize under a halo of sanitation. A tale of love, friendship, and the messes we make in their pursuit.
Imagine Better is a breathtaking mixed bill celebrating diversity with four ballets by Ballet 5:8’s Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager and Matthew Rushing, Associate Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.
A showcase production of a new contemporary drama. Years after a tragic loss, five friends gather again to tell stories and jokes. Old feelings emerge while others are pushed down. They attempt, with varying degrees of success, to move forward.
The language of dance, merging body and soul, becomes a powerful tool to revive the complexity of his thought: there is the woman-mother - pillar of his poetic and cinematographic production - there is the notion of freedom, there is poetry, there is Bach's music - with whom he sought to establish an artistic partnership - and there is the sacredness of the gesture. All these ingredients populate texts and visions that give life to an homage made of tension and redemption, dreams and utopias. A fresco of humanity and its paradoxes that lives in the past and the present, exciting and opening our eyes to existence.
Come enjoy a night of classical music performed by two of the most talented and accomplished musicians of our time, pianist Fazil Say and cellist Jamal Alyiev. The brilliant and beautiful music of this duo transcends time and space and captivates audiences.
Sat in a Boat is a thought-provoking, stimulating, and emotional multimedia modern dance performance that investigates faith and reason through an intersection of movement, originally composed music, animation, singing and spoken word.
Pop-Up Magazine will embark on a themed tour this fall: Love Stories. First loves and blind dates, heartbreak and missed connections, life-long companionship and chosen family.
The Fourth Annual Catholic Art Institute conference brings together some of the world’s leading artists and scholars to rediscover the power of beauty in the modern world.
Join us for a journey through the Divine Comedy, from Inferno to Paradiso. Experience the depth and complexity of Dante’s vision through a series of recitations, displays of visual art, and music, which carry the soul alongside the pilgrim in his ascent to Paradise.
Tomáseen Foley's 'A Celtic Christmas' brings the traditions of an Irish Christmas night to the Athenaeum Center. It will be a night filled with music, dancing, and storytelling that will transport you to a remote farmhouse in Teampall an Ghleanntáin in the West of Ireland.
Ballet Chicago's "The Nutcracker" is celebrating 20 years at the Athenaeum! For adults, this magical ballet is a time to relive cherished memories. For children, it is the opportunity to create new memories. For everyone, it is a time for sharing and giving among family and friends.
Piaf! The Show tells the story of the career of the singer Edith Piaf through her unforgettable songs in an original scenography and projections of unpublished images of Edith Piaf never published before.