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An Evening with Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl
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An Evening with Ken Burns – THE DUST BOWL

An Evening with Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl

Location: 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall
111 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL
United States
event date: 
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - 6:30 pm

Ken Burns is back with a new documentary about THE DUST BOWL, which chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history that, throughout the 1930s, destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains, turned prairies into deserts and unleashed a pattern of massive, deadly dust storms that for many seemed to herald the end of the world. The film also tells the morality tale about our relationship to the land that sustains us – a lesson we ignore at our peril.

Ken Burns will be visiting to give us a preview of the film, discuss the “making of,” and answer your questions.

In partnership with: Bank of America

Tickets for this event are sold out.