Michigan Modern Shines, Chicago Must Step Up to the Challenge

Conference attendees visited Mies van der Rohe's Lafayette Park in Detroit

The following post was submitted by guest author Timothy Scovic. The city of Chicago has a rich architectural heritage of mid-century modern buildings. Works of acclaimed architects such as Mies van der Rohe, Bruce Graham, Bertrand Goldberg, Harry Weese, Edward Dart, Charles F. Murphy, Gene Summers, Keck & Keck, and many more are ever present throughout … Continue reading

Lee Bey Looks at Chicago’s Hidden Modernist Gems

The Illinois Federal Savings and Loan in Bronzeville is just one of many hidden modernist gems in Chicago that Lee Bey will explore in his talk on March 8. Photo by Lee Bey.

On March 8 at 5:30 pm Lee Bey, Photographer & Architecture Contributor for WBEZ and wbez.org, will reveal the modernist treasure that lies in Chicago’s neighborhoods in his talk “When the Bauhaus Met the Bungalow Belt.” He will explore a wide-ranging but relatively anonymous collection of postwar homes, neighborhoods, churches, synagogues, dry-cleaners, medical buildings and … Continue reading

Get Ready for Chicago Modern Events!

CMMTM Events collage

What do Pulitzer-Prize winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger, architect and “Mall Maker” Victor Gruen, Mad Men’s Don Draper, and the Hancock Center have in common? They all are part of the “Chicago Modern: More than Mies” events this spring! The Save Prentice Coalition, along with CAF, the Mies van der Rohe Society, AIA Chicago, the … Continue reading

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