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Block Cinema and the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust are hosting a film series on America’s architectural heritage and the groundbreaking visionaries who defined it. Regular or Super, Joseph Hillel and Patrick Demers’ 2005 portrait of Mies, will be screened on November 6th. Find dates and show times for the entire series. Advertisements


The College of Architecture at IIT is host to a series of stimulating lectures that are free and open to the public. Lectures start at 6:00 p.m. and are held at Crown Hall, Center Core, 3360 S. State Street. Find out more information. 18 October 2010, Monday Dana Buntrock “Materials and Meaning in Contemporary Japanese […]


Mies van der Rohe Society members and IIT alumni are invited to a motor coach tour of the noteworthy architecture of Beverly Shores, Indiana. In addition to homes designed by Harold Olin and other IIT alumni, the tour includes exteriors of houses that were built for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair and relocated to the […]


Meet author Brian Lutz and enter for a chance to win a copy of Knoll: A Modernist Universe, his new book from Rizzoli. This comprehensive monograph details the history of Knoll and the company’s influence on modern design in America. Founded in 1938, Knoll produces Mies-designed furniture including the MR, Barcelona, and Brno chairs.


Saturday, October 9, 2010 marks the 4th annual DOCOMOMO US Tour Day, which features more than 20 tours of modern architecture in the United States, including 5 in Chicago. Hosted by Chicago Architecture Foundation, Mies & Modernism: The IIT Campus is a guided tour that includes the work of Mies, Jahn, and Koolhaas and will […]


Chicago’s Modern Marvels: Robie House and Crown Hall After Hours Thursday, September 30, 2010 6 p.m. Join us for two extraordinary open houses featuring two of Chicago’s modern marvels: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s S. R. Crown Hall. Count on a festive evening of exploring both spaces with cocktails […]


There’s lots to do this summer at Crown Hall—and beyond—for modernists of all ages. And with plenty of room to run around on campus, you can bring the whole family and spend the day exploring. Here are some fun happenings: Visit an elephant Check out the Silver Clouds Help Build a LEGO City Go on […]


Bring the kids to Crown Hall for a hands-on storytelling and drawing workshop with Nomkhubulwane, an elephant made from recycled truck tires (Nom-koo-bull-wah’-nee). Andries Botha, a renowned South African sculptor, has created 17 life-size elephants from recycled materials. Botha’s Human Elephant Foundation sends the elephant sculptures to sites around the world to spark wonder about […]


Turns out, everyone wants a piece of Andy Warhol. The opening reception for Silver Clouds has generated lots of buzz…and reservations. Space is very limited and reservations are required! To reserve a spot, please call 312.567.5025 or email miesmembership@iit.edu before Sunday, May 30th at 11:59 p.m. After that time, reservations will not be accepted. If […]


Hubbard Street 2 to Dance under Silver Clouds Tuesday, June 1, 2010 | 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. S. R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60616 Tickets: $15 for members of the Mies Society and the Society for Contemporary Art; $20 for non-members. Reservations are required. Enjoy cocktails while mingling under 1,000 clouds. […]