Preservation Snapshots Lectures

People Saving Places

When

Thursday, September 21 – 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Price

Admission: Free

Location

Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theatre, 77 E. Randolph Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago

About

The City of Big Shoulders is alive with public sculpture. Its monuments, memorials, fountains, gravemarkers, and architectural adornments speak to us from storefronts and bridges, from parks and cemeteries, in the language of stone and bronze. Many were created by some of the past two centuries’ most revered sculptors and designers. In Chicago Monumental, photographer and writer Larry Broutman will discuss the complex human personalities and historical events that weave Chicago’s story in these public works of art.

Speaker

Larry Broutman attended MIT where he received his S.B., S.M., and doctorate degree in Materials Engineering and Science. During his career in Polymer Engineering and Science he was an active researcher, teacher (Illinois Institute of Technology), and author of over 150 technical articles. In the early 1990s Broutman became a wildlife and landscape photographer, traveling the world to photograph his subjects.

Chicago Monumental is presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Photo credit: Larry Broutman

John Vinci: Life and Landmarks

When

Thursday, October 19 – 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Price

Admission: Reservations required (Please register before October 9)

Location

Illinois Institute of Technology, S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street, Chicago

About

Using photos and commentary, writer Robert Sharoff and photographer William Zbaren will provide an overview of their new monograph, which studies architect John Vinci’s extraordinary half-century career.

Acclaimed for his activism for historic preservation as well as for restoring such early Chicago landmarks as Sullivan’s Stock Exchange Trading Room and the Carson Pirie Scott Building, Wright’s Home and Studio and Robie House and Burnham & Root’s Monadnock Building, Vinci also designed residential and institutional commissions such as the Arts Club of Chicago and the Davis House — fusions of his early education at Illinois Institute of Technology and the First Chicago School of Architecture. More

This event is presented by Illinois Institute of Technology and its partners: AIA Chicago, Alphawood Foundation, Architecture & Design Society, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Docomomo Chicago, The Driehaus Foundation, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, Graham Foundation, Landmarks Illinois, Preservation Chicago, Society of Architectural Historians.

Photo credit: William Zbaren

A Living Tradition

When

Thursday, November 9 – 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Price

Admission: Free

Location

Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theatre, 77 E. Randolph Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago

About

In the late 1960s, Pilsen became a focal point of the Chicago murals movement with some expansion to Little Village. Since then, these neighborhoods have generated a great collection of street art from different generations and multicultural experiences. This lecture discusses the evolution of painted exterior murals produced from the 1960s to today and the continuing development of artist work becoming a living tradition of muralism in Pilsen.

Speaker

Rebeca Fernandez is a licensed architect from Mexico City and currently an entrepreneur and emerging professional in historic preservation in Chicago.  She completed her studies in architecture at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana and worked for over nine years as a consultant architect in her native city. In 2006, she moved to Pilsen where she became passionate about the historic neighborhoods motivating her to earn a Master Degree in Historic Preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).

A Living Tradition is presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Photo: Pilsen mural by Alejandro Medina, 1639 S. Allport Street, 2013 (credit: Rebeca Fernandez)

Landmarks Illinois is an Affiliate Program Partner with the Chicago Architecture Biennial

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