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  Maker & Muse   Maker & Muse: Women and
Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry
Present-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…
 
         
         
  Alfonso Iannelli-Industrial Designer Exhibit  

Alfonso Iannelli-Industrial Designer Exhibit
Present-July 31
Park Ridge, Illinois


The Kalo Foundation has prepared the new exhibit about Alfonso Iannelli's role as an industrial designer. Learn about the influences he had on products in our daily lives. To learn more…

 
         
         
  VSA Summer Schools  

VSA Summer Schools
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…

 
         
         
  Historic Homes: Housewalk & Trolley Tour  

Historic Homes: Housewalk & Trolley Tour
Sunday, July 12
Maywood, Illinois


The tour will feature many homes by noted architects of the late 19th and early 20th century. This should again be an exciting year for those interested in historic homes and architecture and a great opportunity to view an often overlooked community so close to the city. One of the homes featured on this years’ tour is a magnificent Prairie School design attributed to EE Roberts. Victorian, Bungalow and American Four Square homes will also be featured and will be open for tours along with the gardens. Presented by Neighbors of Maywood Community Organization and Maywood’s Historic Preservation Commission. Order tickets. To learn more…

 
         
         
   

Reduce, Reuse, Rehab Workshop
Monday, July 13 (South)
Thursday, July 16 (North)
Chicago, IL 60615


Chicago Greystone & Vintage Home Program is in the process of finalizing dates for a new round of vintage rehab workshops for the summer. Planned workshops will focus on the use salvaged/reclaimed building materials in rehab projects, home energy efficiency (now's the time to think about it before winter creeps back in!), and a vintage masonry repair demonstration. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Be Our Guest  

Be Our Guest
Friday, July 17
Oak Park, Illinois


The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust invites you to take a free tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in celebration of the anniversary of the first public tour of the Home and Studio, given in 1974. Enjoy the tour, refreshments, enter a drawing for prizes, create an art project in the courtyard with our Education staff and pose for pictures with Frank. No reservations necessary.

 
         
         
  Trolley House Tours  

Trolley House Tours
Saturday, July 18
Elmhurst, Illinois


The Elmhurst Historic Preservation Commission will conduct two exterior tours of private Elmhurst residences and commercial buildings of architectural and historical significance. The tours will feature many styles of architecture; making stops at buildings designed by world famous architects Walter Burley Griffin, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mies van de Rohe as well as local notables E. E. Roberts, Berkeley Brandt, H. G. Fiddelke, Harold Zook, and E. Norman Bridges. Chicago Tribune article. To learn more…

 
         
         
  Help Shape The Future of Route 66  

Help Shape The Future of Route 66
Tuesday, July 21
Springfield, Illinois


Members of Route 66 associations, tourism officials, economic development professionals, business persons, preservationists, educators, government officials, and anyone else interested in reviving and renewing Historic Route 66 is invited to attend this Route 66 Collaboration Workshop. To learn more…

 
         
         
  UIC & Near West Side Walking Tour  

UIC & Near West Side Walking Tour
Sunday, July 26
Chicago, Illinois


The decades-long story of the creation of a Chicago branch of the University of Illinois can be seen as both a triumph of urban renewal and the removal of a vibrant ethnic enclave. UIC celebrated its 50th anniversary in February 2015, and today is seen as a key component of the regional economy despite its controversial beginnings. Join Forgotten Chicago for an all-new tour exploring this campus and the surrounding areas that remain intact today, one of Chicago’s oldest and most vibrant neighborhoods. To learn more…

 
         
         
  The Forgotten Modernism of Carson Pirie Scott  

The Forgotten Modernism of Carson Pirie Scott
Wednesday, July 29
Elmhurst, Illinois


One of the most overlooked chapters in the Chicago area’s history is how Carson Pirie Scott enthusiastically embraced top modern architects for their vast collection of department stores, restaurants and resort hotels. Completely forgotten today, Carson’s would hire national firms such as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Welton Beckett & Associates to design a wide variety of branch department stores in the Chicagoland area. Join Forgotten Chicago for this presentation at the Elmhurst Public Library. 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…

 
         
         
  Celebrating Our Past, Building Our Future  

Celebrating Our Past, Building Our Future
Friday, November 6


The Society of Architectural Historians will present its annual Awards for Architectural Excellence at the SAH Awards Gala. The awards represent a unique coming together of architectural practice and academic study, honoring the contributions of individual projects to our built environment. Proceeds from the gala benefit the Society's educational mission. To learn more…

 
         
         
         
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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