May, 16, 2011,
6:22 PM

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

Opening Reception: The Common Citizenship of Forms and It All Comes Back

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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May, 13, 2011,
8:00 AM

In case you missed it, A New Look at Spiritual Spaces was held in Carr Chapel in February. After the performance, there was a Q&A session on the origins of the piece and considerations and influences in performing the piece along with comments on restoring the curtain behind the altar.

Conceived by artist Jaimie Henthorn, this event related the human body to the built environment. Aerialist Elena Brocade performed in Carr Chapel, bringing unexpected perspectives to Mies’ only religious building.

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May, 11, 2011,
11:00 AM

Saarinen Miller House now open

Designed by Eero Saarinen 1953, Miller House “expands upon an architectural tradition developed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe—epitomizing the international Modernist aesthetic—with an open and flowing layout, flat roof and stone and glass walls.” With interiors by Alexander Girard and gardens by Dan Kiley, the house is a showcase of 20th century design.

Now run by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the newly-restored house opened to the public on May 10th. Design Arts Society, Indiana Landmarks, and Indiana ASLA will host a Miller House symposium and tour on Friday, May 20. Learn more.

Why Columbus? Diesel engine manufacturer, Irwin Miller, led an effort to modernize his hometown after WWII. The result is more than 70 buildings and public art works by modernist powerhouses including Saarinen, I. M. Pei, Cesar Pelli, Robert Venturi, Richard Meier, John Carl Warnecke and Harry Weese.

We first read about this on WorldArchitectureNews.com. Photograph by Ezra Stoller.

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