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Since 1973, Illinois Humanities has been providing high-quality programs throughout Illinois. Your investment offers critical funds that keep our programming free and available to all residents of our state and that allow us to broaden our horizons as we enter a new era of public dialogue.

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Public Humanities Award

On May 18, 2017, Jeanne Gang will receive the Public Humanities Award (PHA) for showing the importance of architecture and design in strengthening the relationships among individuals, communities, and their broader environment.

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