What: Louis Sullivan at
When: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: Chicago History Museum
Description: The Chicago History Museum is hosting
a symposium on the life and career of the American architect,
Louis Sullivan on October 13-15, 2006. Supported by generous grants
from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Brinson Foundation,
and the Illinois Arts Council, eight internationally recognized
scholars have been invited to the museum to consider the meaning
of Sullivan and his work on the 150th anniversary of his birth.
The eminent architectural historian, Jean Louis Cohen will deliver
a keynote address on Friday evening, October 13. The schedule
on Saturday, October 14 will feature presentations by Daniel Bluestone,
University of Virginia; Joseph Siry, Wesleyan University; Lauren
Weingarden, Florida State University; and Joanna Merwood-Salisbury,
Parsons School of Design. The schedule on Sunday, October 15 will
feature presentations by Jean Castex, Ecole Nationale Superieure
d'Architecture de Versailles; and Wim De Wit, Getty Research Institute.
Finally, David Van Zanten, Mary Jane Crowe Professor in Art and
Art History, Northwestern University will moderate a discussion
with all seven speakers on what Sullivan's buildings, designs,
methods, and ideas mean for us today.
The fee to attend the 3-day symposium is $90. The fee to attend
for any one day of the symposium is $45. Students with ID may
attend the symposium for a discounted rate of $40 for all three
days, or $20 for any one day. All presentations, including the
keynote address will be held at the Chicago History Museum, 1601
N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60614. To register online,
please visit our website at www.chicagohistory.org
or to register by phone, please call 312.799.2004. Space is limited.
Media inquiries regarding this event should be directed to our
PR office via e-mail at email@example.com.
Auditorium Building, Hotel, c.1930s
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago
Welcome by Russick
Cohen Introduction by VanZanten
Keynote by Cohen
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Sullivan Symposium Schedule.pdf
Symposium Speaker Biographies.pdf