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Bus Tour: Architecture and Creative Process—Early Modern and Contemporary Architecture in Chicago

May 28, 2013
$95 per member

Join Art Institute of Chicago adjunct lecturer and study leader Cynthia Noble for a day that will take you inside the minds of Chicago architects—both past and present. Begin with a visit to the Graham Foundation in the historic Madlener House, a Prairie-style mansion designed by architect Richard E. Schmidt. Then explore the nearby Charnley-Persky House, which has long been recognized internationally as a pivotal work of modern architecture and stands as evidence of the extraordinary power of Sullivan and Wright’s creativity in collaboration. After lunch at the Pump Room, visit the studio of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill to learn about the prominent firm’s involvement in the renovation of the Charnley-Persky house and see firsthand the process and practice of contemporary design grounded in the rich tradition of architecture in Chicago. End the day with a visit to the Gensler studio, located inside the Sullivan Galleries at the SAIC, to learn about the mission of this important architecture firm and see how Louis Sullivan’s work has been honored—and also made new.

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View of Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry, 2011, Graham Foundation, Chicago. From left: Icosahedron with Nested Cube, 2010; Dodecahedron with Nested Cube, 2010. Photo by James Prinz.