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Gallery Talk: Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute

November 14, 2017
Meet in Griffin Court
Free with museum admission

Join curators Alison Fisher and Maite Borjabad for a dynamic three-part gallery talk exploring architecture and design. This gallery talk will be split into three rotations lasting 15-20 minutes each:

  • A tour of Past Forward, the newly installed collection of modern and contemporary architecture and design
  • A tour of the special exhibition Color Studies, which explores the role of color and color theory in architecture and design
  • A screening of new videos about the impact of architecture and design on Chicago, the midwest, and beyond, held in the Ryan Learning Center 

Visitors will be able to rotate through all three of the segments listed above for an in-depth exploration of these works.

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Charlotte Perriand, Prefabricated Kitchen Unit, Les Tournavelles, Arc 1800, Savoie, France, 1975-78. Funds provided by the Architecture & Design Society.