As a way of disposing of all the useable “stuff” in our offices we will no longer need at the end of the summer, Harrington faculty and staff are planning a Harrington Office Clearance Bizarre Bazaar, Tuesday, June 2 – Friday, June 5, Room 230. We plan to gather together all those art supplies, review copies of books, office accessories, and anything which might have continued usefulness.
This room will be open for faculty, staff and students to view and take away those things they can use. Thanks!
Wednesday / May 13, 2015 / 5:30 PM – 7:30 PMLe Corbusier, From Decoration to Functionalism Free lecture by SAH member Jean-Louis Cohen WPA Chicago, 314 W Superior St, Chicago
Professor Jean-Louis Cohen will lecture on the development of Le Corbusier’s theories of interior architecture and the evolution of the classical “art decoratifs” to the radical experiments of “equipment de l’habitation.” Jean-Louis Cohen is a French architect and architectural historian specializing in modern architecture and city planning. Since 1994, he has been the Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. In honor of Modern Luxury Interior Chicago’s Spring Issue, the magazine and WPA will be hosting a reception prior to the lecture. Following the lecture, appetizers and seasonal cocktails will be served in WPA’s showroom, an opportunity to meet and greet with Jean-Louis Cohen. Sponsored by: AIA Chicago, Modern Luxury Interiors, WPA Chicago Learning Units: 2.0 LUs Member Price: Free Non-Member Price: Free REGISTER HERE (http://www.aiachicago.org/store/view_cart)
Included in this exhibition are rare examples of gift drawings. These moving and sincere images were drawn in the mid-1800s. Shaker brothers and sisters created them to motivate one another to greater faith and love for their community at a time when Shaker membership numbers were falling. These drawings are on loan from the collections of Eric Maffei, and David Schorsch and Eileen Smiles.Also included are examples of gift songs. The Shakers produced thousands of songs using their own musical notation system. Shaker music is perhaps best known by the song “Simple Gifts,” popularized by American composer Aaron Copland in his orchestral suite, “Appalachian Spring.” The songs are on loan from the Hamilton College Archives in Clinton, New York, and several private collections.
In addition to the gift drawings and gift songs, this exhibition has several outstanding pieces of furniture and objects from collectors in the Midwest, including: Robert and Janice Campbell; James and Lori Gelbort; Ray and Judy McCaskey; and Thomas and Jan Pavlovic.
(taken from the Society of Architectural Historians website)
While giants in the field of American architecture have left their important works across the breadth of America, little attention has been paid to where and how these architects have been laid to rest. In this quest, previously unknown and important information has been uncovered on over 200 of the country’s greatest architects. Henry Kuehn will share insights on this topic and sign copies of his new book, Their Final Place, A Guide to the Graves of Notable American Architects.
The comics of Chicago artist Chris Ware are widely regarded as some of the most important works in the history of the artform. Ware is known for his distinct visual language engineered specifically for the way the human mind sequentially processes pictures into an easily understood narrative. His meticulously constructed comics depict the adverse lives of his characters often set amid a backdrop of Midwestern urban architectural design from the last century. Many of the buildings Ware employs in his artwork are revered Chicago architectural spaces that no longer exist and share a quality of hardship and unfortunate circumstance with the characters that dwell within. His depictions return life and emotional energy to these lost buildings, transforming them from setting to the subject.
This exhibition draws from the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries’ rich archive of architectural photographs, ephemera, drawings, and artifacts that Ware has looked to for inspiration and source material, alongside drawings from Ware’s comic stories, fromJimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, a passage of which takes place during the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, through his latest work, Building Stories, which tells the story of a young woman renting a room in a quintessential brownstone in a rapidly gentrifying west-side Chicago neighborhood.
Join us on October 16th in Room 106 at 6pm to find the answer to these questions and many more questions you may have. We’ve assembled a panel consisting of Harrington Alumni representing ID, GD/CD and Photo. Pizza and soda will be provided.