Posts Tagged ‘Mies van der Rohe Society’

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 […]

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, […]

Picturing Mies


Last month, IIT’s student chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAS) held a competition featuring “likenesses of Mies.” Judges included Justine Jentes (Director, Mies Society), Donna Robertson (Dean,  IIT College of Architecture), and several IIT faculty members. Congratulations to the winners, and a big round of applause to all who participated! First place went […]

Cloud coverage


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 […]

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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 […]

There are many reasons to join the Mies van der Rohe Society:  Preservation and restoration of Mies’ masterpieces at IIT. Special opportunities to learn more about Mies and his work. Exclusive access to Chicago’s architecture scene. And a range of unique benefits, like 10% off at Unison. Unison’s collection of printed bedding, blankets, throw pillows, […]