Jun, 3, 2011,
8:00 AM

Bauhaus at the Barbican

A trip to the U.K. next year promises to be abuzz with excitement as the country prepares to host the Olympics. The Barbican, London’s massive arts complex, recently announced their 2012 program.

The work of Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius, László Moholy-Nagy, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and many others will be showcased in Bauhaus: Art As Life, an exhibit slated to run from April to August, 2012.

Read full details here.

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Jun, 1, 2011,
2:23 PM

Crown Hall Exhibit Opening June 2nd

We hope you’ll join us tomorrow for the opening of The Common Citizenship of Forms and It All Comes Back, our summer art exhibits at S.R. Crown Hall.

Thursday, June 2, 2011
5:30 to 8 p.m.

Meet visual artist, Jeff Carter as well as members of Chicago Robotic Theater and join us for tours of IIT’s Idea Shop.

Full details here.

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May, 27, 2011,
7:25 AM

Help save an architectural treasure

The Save Prentice Coalition  has started a petition to help save the old Prentice Women’s Hospital from pending demolition. The bold structure was designed by Chicago’s own Bertrand Goldberg and completed in 1974.

Goldberg studied with Mies at the Bauhaus and again at IIT. His mark on Chicago’s skyline is most notably recognized in the “corncob” towers of Marina City.

Read Blair Kamin’s recent article on the issue, and Lynn Becker’s recent blog post for more information about efforts (and the lack thereof) to save Goldberg’s building from demolition.

And for a lovely exploration on the value, importance, and dare we say beauty of Prentice, don’t miss Edward Lifson’s essay.

Photo courtesy of Mark 2400 via Flickr.

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