Exhibitions > Our Most Distinguished Outcast: Frank Lloyd Wright and "Wendingen"
Our Most Distinguished Outcast: Frank Lloyd Wright and "Wendingen"
December 15, 2015–February 12, 2016
Ryerson and Burnham LIbraries (open weekdays only)
This intimate library exhibition explores Wright’s relationship with and influence on early 20th-century Dutch avant-garde architecture. The editors and contributors to Wendingen, a magazine that ran from 1918 to 1932, saw in Wright the embodiment of their architectural goals: cohesive structures that seamlessly unite every aspect of a building’s design. Over seven issues, Dutch architects and other of Wright’s contemporaries praise him, his designs, and reveal to us their vision of a society as harmonious as the buildings it erects.
caption: El Lissitzky. Wendingen v. 4 no. 11 (Frank Lloyd Wright), 1921.
8 hours 12 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT A view of George F. Harding’s “castle museum,” built in 1927.
The prominent businessman and politician had already amassed a sprawling collection of artworks, arms, and armor when he built an annex to his home on Chicago’s South Side. The Gothic Revival stone turret—complete with cannonballs embedded in the exterior walls—also included a dungeon and secret passages. Following Harding's death in 1939, the “castle” became a public museum for two decades until it was demolished during an urban renewal project. The collection was eventually brought to the Art Institute, fulfilling Harding’s intention to offer his stunning collection of art, arms, and armor to the people of Chicago.
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10 hours 47 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Rodney McMillian: a great society
Grappling with the complexities of class, race, and place in America, Rodney McMillian employs elements of performance, public speaking, oral history—and his interest in the science fiction genre—to expose the social and psychological consequences of economic inequality and endemic racism. While his work engages the often stark realities of history and contemporary culture, it is motivated by the potential for alternative realities and future transformation.
13 hours 34 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago "These galleries will make even the saint-averse stop and take notice."
via Chicago Tribune