Feb, 9, 2011,
5:47 PM

A Case for Authenticity

Among Mies’ enduring works are the furnishings he designed for the German Pavilion at the 1929 Barcelona International Expo. Effortlessly elegant, the Barcelona chair has spawned a range of knockoffs. Can you tell a real one from a wanna-be? A recent article in The National makes the case for the real thing.

We couldn’t agree more! Find out how to spy Mies’ work among the imposters when you join us on March 28th for cocktails and insights from Wright auction house. The occasion? Mies van der Rohe’s 125th birthday. Tickets and more details here.

Photo credit: Knoll.

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Feb, 7, 2011,
5:39 PM

Sunday: A New Look at Spiritual Spaces


Join the Mies Society for a truly special Sunday afternoon.

A New Look at Spiritual Spaces

Sunday, Feburary 13

3-5 p.m.

Conceived by artist Jaimie Henthorn, this event seeks to relate the human body to the built environment.

Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, will share insights into designing for sacred spaces, including recent work for the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston.

Aerialist Elena Brocade will perform in Carr Chapel, bringing unexpected perspectives to Mies’ only religious building.

The event begins in the Pritzker Club at The McCormick Tribune Campus Center.

Tickets include lecture, performance, and refreshments. $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

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Jan, 26, 2011,
1:41 PM

Here’s an antidote to a gray winter day: blue skies, leafy trees, and lazily floating silver clouds—captured on video during the Silver Clouds exhibit at S.R. Crown Hall last June.

The summer exhibition was supported by The Mies van der Rohe Society, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

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