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Arts Club of Chicago Model

Date:

c. 1996

Artist:

Vinci-Hamp Architects (American, founded 1969)
John Vinci (American, born 1937)
Philip Hamp (American, born 1953)

About this artwork

Following a passionate, yet unsuccessful campaign to save the Art Club of Chicago’s 1951 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe interior from demolition, Chicago architects were invited to submit proposals for a new, stand-alone building for the club. Ronald Krueck and John Vinci were chosen as finalists out of more than 40 submissions, amid a storm of press coverage. Both firms submitted multiple proposals, and while Krueck chose to work in a contemporary mode, Vinci’s winning scheme skillfully adapted the proportions, materials, and detailing of the earlier club space in a serene masonry building with a sensitive relationship to the street (shown here with an alternate scheme). Vinci has had a long career as a preservation architect and advocate, and he incorporated the club’s famous steel and travertine staircase as a permanent installation and centerpiece of the new gallery space.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Architecture and Design

Artist

John Vinci (Architect)

Title

Arts Club of Chicago Model

Place

United States (Object made in)

Date

1996

Medium

Balsa wood and cardboard

Dimensions

10.2 × 50.8 × 50.8 cm (4 × 20 × 20 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Arts Club of Chicago

Reference Number

2010.570

Extended information about this artwork

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