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Louis Sullivan at 150 Years
Celebrating Louis Sullivan's 150th Anniversary

In 2006, the Chicago History Museum led a six-week series of public programs to mark the 150th anniversary of Louis Sullivan's birth. The culminating event was the Louis Sullivan at 150 International Symposium, held at the Museum. Click here to access audio recordings of the symposium presentations, including the keynote address by Jean-Louis Cohen.

This website serves as a record of the celebration and provides an extensive overview of Louis Sullivan's life and career. Click here to find out more about the programs held throughout Chicago to mark Sullivan's sesquicentennial.

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Audio Files

October 13: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Louis Sullivan at 150 International Symposium, featuring Jean-Louis Cohen
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Day 1:
Welcome by Russick

Day 1:
Cohen Introduction by VanZanten

Day 1:
Keynote by Cohen

Day 1:
Questions



October 14: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Louis Sullivan at 150 International Symposium, featuring Daniel Bluestone, Joseph Siry, Lauren Weingarden, and Joanna Merwood-Salisbury
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Day 2:
Merwood Introduction by VanZanten

Day 2:
Merwood

Day 2:
Merwood Outro

Day 2:
Merwood Questions

Day 2:
Bluestone

Day 2:
Bluestone Questions

Day 2:
Siry

Day 2:
Siry Questions

Day 2:
Weingardenn

Day 2:
Weingardenn Questions



October 15: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Louis Sullivan at 150 International Symposium, featuring Jean Castex, Wim De Wit, David Van Zanten, and full panel discussion
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Day 3:
Welcome by Russick

Day 3:
Castex Introduction by VanZanten

Day 3:
Castex

Day 3:
Castex Questions

Day 3:
DeWit Introduction by VanZanten

Day 3:
DeWit

Day 3:
DeWit Questions

Day 3:
Panel Introduction 1

Day 3:
Panel Introduction 2

Day 3:
Panel

Day 3:
Panel Outro


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