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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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Find a program of interest by selecting an event type from the list below. To find a program by date, please select the date of interest from the calendar on the left.

Audio Files

Lectures and Panel Discussions



Film Screenings


Hands-on Programs

Important Dates

Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral;
Barbara Crane, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

This site is supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.