Archive for the ‘exhibits’ Category

There’s still time to check out the sculptures scattered around IIT, brought to campus by Chicago Sculpture International as part of Chicago Artists Month. Find out more and download a map here.


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 […]


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, […]


Cloud coverage

16Jun10

Since opening on June 1st, the Silver Clouds exhibit has attracted lots of attention—and visitors—to Crown Hall. Check out videos of clouds in action at Hello Beautiful!, courtesy of Mies Society board co-chair, Edward Lifson. We’re loving the gorgeous exterior photos and smart commentary from Chicago architecture critic, Lee Bey. And a recent article in […]


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. […]


The art of one of the 20th century’s most important artists will inhabit the building of one of the 20th century’s most important architects. Hundreds of Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds will float inside the vast space of Mies van der Rohe’s S. R. Crown Hall this summer, creating a lively installation. Filled with helium, Andy […]