Jun, 9, 2011,
4:25 PM

Mies, Modernism and Robie House

Spend a Saturday evening with wine, hors d’oeuvres and informal tours of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Robie House.

What do Mies van der Rohe, IKEA furniture, and robots have in common? Find out when Justine Jentes, director of the Mies van der Rohe Society, leads a conversation about Crown Hall, which this summer boasts two exhibitions on the theme of memory: Jeff Carter’s scale models of the demolished Walter Gropius buildings at Michael Reese Hospital constructed with IKEA furniture, and a series of twelve interactive scenes created by Chicago Robotic Theatre telling a story about memory. Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Robie House will serve as the venue for this exploration of Modernism through the decades.

Saturday, June 18
4 to 7 p.m.
Robie House, 5757. S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago
$30 for members of the Mies van der Rohe Society or Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust; $35 for nonmembers


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Jun, 9, 2011,
8:00 AM

Improv Dance Performance at Crown Hall


Sunday, June 12, 2011

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Free of charge, refreshments will be served

Immediately following the lecture, improvisational dance and music artists will activate the installations with Kinetic Sculptures—carving new works of art through movement and sound in space. The Crown Hall performance kicks off Chicago’s first-ever Improvisational Dance Festival presented by Links Hall and The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago. The festival is sponsored by The Boeing Company.

More details here.

Photo courtesy of Links Hall.

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Jun, 6, 2011,
8:00 AM

Summer Events at Crown Hall

Each summer, the Mies Society welcomes art and performance to S.R. Crown Hall, the space Mies called “a home of ideas and adventures.” Mark your calendars and come see us!

June 2nd-July 31st—Exhibitions: The Common Citizenship of Forms and It All Comes Back

June 12th—Exhibition Lecture and Improv Dance Performance

July 23rd—Help Build a LEGO City

See the full details for these events.

In addition, IIT Alumni Association is hosting fun times at U.S. Cellular Field. Learn more.

We hope to see you on campus this summer!

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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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