About this artwork
As both a student of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at Armour Institute and an architect in Mies’s office, Brenner (1917-1977) inevitably worked in a Miesian modern vocabulary. However, he maintained an eclectic practice, overseeing the renovation of the historic Glessner House by H.H. Richardson and serving on the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. For The Art Institute of Chicago, Brenner designed numerous installations for travelling exhibitions and permanent collections. This collection consists of architectural drawings, articles, photographs, correspondence, and other business papers.
Related material can be found in the George Danforth Oral History.
Collections may be accessed in the Franke Reading Room of the Research Center at The Art Institute of Chicago, by appointment only. For further information, consult the FAQ.
Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
- Currently Off View
- AIC Archives
- Daniel Brenner (Architect)
- Daniel Brenner Papers
- Made 1947–1986
- Architectural reprographic prints, correspondence, printed papers, black and white photographic prints, color transparencies, color slides and photomechanical prints.
- 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes) and flatfile materials
- Gift of Rachel, John, and Ariel Brenner, 1985.