Archive for July, 2010

Hosted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Modern Views: A Project to Benefit Farnsworth House and the Glass House asks “contemporary artists, architects and designers to continue one of the 20th Century’s great cultural dialogues—the historic exchange reflected in Mies van der Rohe’s Farsworth House and Philip Johnson’s Glass House.” This tongue-in-cheek interpretation of […]


Nearly 1,200 kids (and parents) descended upon Crown Hall last Saturday to craft a sprawling, small-scale cityscape made entirely of LEGOS. Their creations combine to make a colorful 3,000-square foot city. The entire project will be on exhibit in Crown Hall—under Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds—through August 1st. [Exactly how do you wrangle a thousand pint-sized […]


Built in 1952, Mies’ only religious building is in the process of being restored to the quiet beauty of its intended function. Dubbed “the God Box” by generations of IIT students, Carr Memorial Chapel serves as a non-denominational place for gathering, worship, and engagement. Fifty-plus years after completion, Carr Chapel was in a state of […]


Hundreds of Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds have been floating inside the vast space of Mies van der Rohe’s S. R. Crown Hall this summer. This is the largest installation yet of Silver Clouds—don’t miss it! Through August 1, 2010 Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street, Chicago, […]