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  Maker & Muse   Maker & Muse: Women and
Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry
Saturday, February 14-January 3, 2016
Chicago, Illinois


This new exhibit at The Driehaus Museum features more than two hundred and fifty pieces of jewelry created in the early decades of the twentieth century. The exhibit explores five different areas of art jewelry design and fabrication: the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain, Art Nouveau in France, Jugendstil in Germany and Austria, Louis Comfort Tiffany in New York, and American Arts and Crafts in Chicago. To learn more…
 
         
         
  Basement Flooding  

Basement Flooding
March-April
Chicago, Illinois


The Historic Chicago Bungalow Association will present two seminars on basement flooding: Understanding Your Sewers and Reducing Flooding Risks on Your Property. Click here for dates and locations.

 
         
         
  The Achievements of the Low Art Tile Company  

The Achievements of the Low Art Tile Company
Thursday, April 9
Chicago, Illinois


John Gardener Low was a talented tile artist, who was also a savvy businessman. His tiles graced fireplace surrounds, soda fountains, cast iron stoves and a multitude of other products. The Low Art tile Company produced some of the finest ceramic tiles ever produced in the United States. The talk will provide a window into the artistic world of late 19th century America. Presented by The Driehaus Museum. To learn more…

 
         
         
  April After Hours  

April After Hours
Fridays, April 10, 17, 24
Chicago, Illinois


Gather with friends as the Robie House comes to life after hours. Wander the celebrated spaces of this icon of modernism while enjoying live music, drinks, light hors d'oeuvres and a festive, casual atmosphere. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Midcentury Modern: Materials and Preservation  

Midcentury Modern: Materials and Preservation
Tuesday, April 14 - Thursday, April 16
St. Louis, Missouri


This three-day symposium in St. Louis will feature a keynote speech on preservation of mid-century structures by Gunny Harboe, plus 23 lectures, a panel discussion, poster session, and tours by leading professionals from across the country. National Park Service Centennial Symposium Series. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Chicago at the Global Crossroads  

Chicago at the Global Crossroads
Society of Architectural Historians 68th Annual International Conference
Wednesday, April 15-Sunday, April 19
Chicago, Illinois


SAH will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the conference, which includes lectures, roundtables, and 36 paper sessions covering topics in architecture, art and architectural history, preservation, landscape architecture, and the built environment. SAH is committed to engaging both conference attendees and local participants with public programming that includes over 30 architectural tours, a plenary talk, and a half-day seminar addressing Chicago’s waterways and neighborhoods. For more information and to register, visit sah.org/2015.

 
         
         
  Garfield Farm Museum Awards Banquet  

Garfield Farm Museum Awards Banquet
Saturday, April 18
Wayne, Illinois


Annual awards dinner at the historic Dunham Woods Riding Club. To learn more, call (630) 584-8485.

 
         
         
   

Wright's Ravine Bluffs and Glasner House
Glencoe, Illinois
April 18


Wright left his mark on Chicago's North Shore with more than 20 structures, but one enclave of six residences in Glencoe, Illinois, enjoys the distinction of being the only houses built from Wright's plans for the Ravine Bluffs Development, an expansive subdivision built around four ravines. Visit three houses: the Prairie-style William F. Ross House (1915) and Chesley Perry House (1915), both designed for Ravine Bluffs, and the William A. Glasner House (1905), a unique precursor to Wright's Usonian concept, also set on the edge of a ravine. Presented by Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.To learn more…

Photo: William A. Glasner House (1905) (credit: Eric Hausman)

 
         
         
  Crab Tree Farm  

Crab Tree Farm:
Exploring the Arts and Crafts Movement
Saturday, April 18
Lake Bluff, Illinois


Join The Driehaus Museum this spring for a new travel tour which takes you to Lake Bluff, Illinois to visit Crab Tree Farm, a private estate with farm buildings that display Arts and Crafts collections in settings that have been purposely designed to reflect the aesthetics of the movement. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Garfield Park Conservatory  

Garfield Park Conservatory
Grand Re-Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, April 22
Family Day Celebration
Sunday, April 26
Chicago, Illinois


Join Garfield Park Conservatory for an ongoing series of free public events and performances celebrating the official Grand Re-Opening of the full Garfield Park Conservatory Campus. The celebration begins on Earth Day, Wednesday April 22 and continues on Sunday, April 26. To learn more…

 
         
         
  North Park Village Centennial  

North Park Village Centennial
Saturday, April 25
Chicago, Illinois


Save the date for a celebration of this multi-use property with over a 100 areas of open land, which was originally the Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium founded in 1915. Read about its preservation. Look for more information soon.

 
         
         
  From Brooklyn to Hollywood: A Journey in Jewels  

From Brooklyn to Hollywood: A Journey in Jewels
Thursday, April 30
Chicago, Illinois


Hear distinguished designer and collector Neil Lane talk about how his drive, passion and visceral reaction to jewelry has culminated in a world-class collection and lasting legacy focused on beauty, style and elegance. Presented by the Driehaus Museum. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Small Projects Awards Party  

Small Projects Awards Party
Friday, May 1
Chicago, Illinois


Presented by the AIA Chicago Small Practitioners Group, the goal of this award program is to raise public awareness of the value that architects bring to small projects and to promote small practitioners as a resource for design excellence. All firms in the competition fewer than nine licensed architects and architectural interns. To learn more…

 
         
         
   

Out and About Wright
Wright and Modernism in Indiana
Friday, May 1-Sunday, May 3
Indianapolis, Indiana


Central Indiana holds a trove of architectural treasures. Some, like Frank Lloyd Wright's Richard Davis House (1950) and John E. Christian House-Samara (1954) are tucked away in leafy enclaves, and some, like the midcentury modern wonders of Columbus, Indiana, hide in plain sight. Join the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy annual outing. To learn more…

Photo: John E. Christian House-Samara (1954) (credit: Alex Vertikoff)

 
         
         
  The Association for the Study of Jewelry  

The Association for the Study of Jewelry &
Related Arts 10th Annual Conference
Saturday, May 2
Chicago, Illinois


Presented in partnership with the Driehaus Museum and the exhibition “Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry.” The conference will take place in the carriage house of The Glessner House Museum. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Don’t Trash the Sash  

Don’t Trash the Sash
Monday, May 4 & Tuesday, May 12
Chicago, Illinois


Join the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association for an evening seminar on window repair at either Avalon Library or Indian Boundary Park Fieldhouse. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Always Seeking Modern  

Always Seeking Modern
Wednesday, May 13- Saturday, May 16
Midland, Michigan


The Michigan Historic Preservation Network presents the 35th Statewide Preservation Conference and welcomes preservationists, architectural historians, archaeologists and related partners interested in all eras of cutting-edge creativity from every corner of the state. To learn more…

Photo: The Alden B. Dow Home & Studio, designed by Alden B. Dow, 1934-1941, Midland, Michigan (credit: by Balthazar Korab)

 
         
         
  Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk  

Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk
Saturday, May 16
Oak Park and Riverside, Illinois


An internationally renowned architectural housewalk featuring rare interior tours of private homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries, plus entry to landmark Wright buildings. To learn more…

Photo: Avery Coonley Residence, Riverside (1908; arch. Frank Lloyd Wright)

 
         
         
  Sagawau Canyon Tour  

Centennial Conference
Thursday, May 28
Chicago, Illinois

Sagawau Canyon Tour
Friday, May 29
Lemont, Illinois

 

Save the date for this conference and tour “Celebrating 100 Years of Beauty in the Forest Preserves” with the Forest Preserves of Cook County. To learn more…

 
         
         
  VSA Summer Schools  

VSA Summer Schools


Friday, May 29-Sunday, June 7
Newport, Rhode Island


Thursday, June 11-Tuesday, June 16
Chicago, Illinois


Saturday, June 27-Sunday, July 12
London, England


Study architecture, art, landscape, and preservation at Victorian Society in America (VSA) Summer Schools in Newport, Chicago, and London. You will enjoy lectures by leading scholars, private tours of historic sites, engaging social experiences, and opportunities to get behind the scenes at museums and galleries. To learn more…

 
         
         
  5th International Congress on Construction History  

5th International Congress on Construction History
Wednesday, June 3-Sunday, June 7
Chicago, Illinois


This will be the first time the Congress will be held outside Europe, following the four previous events hosted by Madrid (2003), Cambridge (2006), Cottbus (2009) and Paris (2012). The 5th International Congress on Construction History will include over two hundred papers on topics ranging from construction guilds and unions, to the evolution of building materials, as well as the construction of specific buildings and types. Highlights include a panel discussion on Chicago’s multigenerational construction companies, their business evolution and changing construction practices, five keynote speakers and seven tours. Hosted by the Construction History Society of America. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Vintage Masonry Repair  

Vintage Masonry Repair
Thursday, June 4 & Tuesday, June 9
Chicago, Illinois


Join Historic Chicago Bungalow Association for this educational seminar geared toward homeowners. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Anniversary & Re-dedication Ceremony  

Anniversary & Re-dedication Ceremony
Saturday, June 27
Beecher, Illinois


An old fashioned family reunion, Anniversary and Re-dedication ceremony at the Beecher Mausoleum. The see the restoration progress so far. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Chicago Architecture Biennial  

Chicago Architecture Biennial
Thursday, October 1-Sunday, January 3
Chicago, Illinois


An international forum on architecture and the designed environment. To learn more…

 
         
         
  2015 Built Environment Symposium  

2015 Built Environment Symposium
The Chicago Tradition in Architecture:
Inspiration or Artifact?
Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10
Chicago, Illinois

 

Where is the legacy of Chicago’s great building tradition in today’s Chicago architecture? What aspects of this tradition are still relevant and how should we use them? The Friday evening keynote address will discuss the context and development of Chicago architectural traditions and venture some conclusions about how contemporary architecture fits, or fails to fit into those traditions. On Saturday, speakers will stake out various critical positions in Chicago’s architectural traditions through “polemics,” other speakers will draw on specific examples from their own work as guidelines for new design. Presented by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Past Forward Conference  

Past Forward Conference
Tuesday, November 3-Friday, November 6
Washington, DC


Kick off a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Historic Preservation Act at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual conference. Programming will focus on urban strategies, federal innovation and excellence, and best practices in historic site stewardship and interpretation. To learn more…

 
         
         
         
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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