Farnsworth House (Guided Tour)
Apr
3
10:00 AM10:00

Farnsworth House (Guided Tour)

Designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1945 and constructed in 1951, the Farnsworth House is a vital part of American iconography, an exemplary representation of both the International Style of architecture as well as the modern movement’s desire to juxtapose the sleek, streamline design of Modern structure with the organic environment of the surrounding nature.

Please visit the Farnsworth House for more details.

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Chicago Modern Walking Tour (CAF)
Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

Chicago Modern Walking Tour (CAF)

Iconic modern and contemporary skyscrapers, as well as works by world-renowned artists, are featured on this 90-minute walking tour. Chicago was at the forefront of Modernism, the style that revolutionized our visual world during the mid-20th century, and the city has remained a leading center for innovation in architecture.

On this tour, you'll encounter famous skyscrapers by such pioneers of Modernism as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Bertrand Goldberg and Edward Durell Stone. Together with these buildings are masterpieces of public art by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Alexander Calder and more. We'll also view contemporary skyscrapers as we look into the architecture of the 21st century.

Please visit the Chicago Architecture Foundation for more details.

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