Chicago Architecture Foundation events for June, July 2009 - new evening cruises aboard Chicago's First Lady
Chicago Architecture Foundation’s River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady is cruising. New this year: an evening cruise at 5:30 pm every Thursday, starting in June.
Chicago Model City. New Exhibition Opens June 11
This new, large exhibition fills the atrium of the Santa Fe Building with a highly detailed model of Chicago.
FREE CAFamily Programming- Studio Sundays for the whole family. May 17
Plus June 22-June 27, a Family Fun Festival Tent at Millennium Park 10-3
B Like Burnham exhibition opens June 11
An exploration of Who was Daniel Burnham? Why is he important to Chicago?
Happy Hour Tours May-September
Popular meet-up after work at 5:30 pm.
Free and located at the Chicago Architecture Foundation unless otherwise noted on the website. For more details on events and public programs, see below or visit www.architecture.org
ALL FREE AND OPEN DAILY TO THE PUBLIC
224 S. Michigan Avenue
312 922 3432
Chicago Model City
The centerpiece for the citywide Burnham celebration, Chicago Model City will consist of scale models, photographs, maps, videos, and computer animations. Visitors will be able to get up close to Chicago Model City. The scale of the highly detailed models is 1 inch to 50 feet, making the Sears Tower nearly three feet tall!
B Like Burnham
Opening in June 2009, the exhibition B Like Burnham will help CAF visitors; especially families with children understand the man, the Plan, and the legacy of Daniel H. Burnham.
Chicago: You Are Here–An engaging permanent exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation provides images, models, artifacts and video presentations, encouraging visitors to explore the architecture, infrastructure and environment of Chicago.
CAF offers a variety of 80+ river, walking and bus tours. Full schedule at www.architecture.org
Highlights by Bus
Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 am
This three and a half hour bus tour highlights Chicago’s wide range of architectural influence and design, and covers 30 miles of the city including: the Loop, Hyde Park, the Gold Coast, several historic districts, university campus’, parks, and residential neighborhoods. Every tour features the Mies van der Rohe’s IIT campus and the Rookery in downtown Chicago. Some tours visit the interior of H.H. Richardson’s Glessner House and some visit Robie House.
Check architecture.org for full schedule.
Devil in the White City Bus Tour
June 11, 14, 25, 28; July 7, 9, 19, 23 at 10 am.
This compelling bus tour and slide presentation is based upon Erik Larson’s bestselling novel that chronicles the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and the emergence of America’s first mass murderer.
Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise
Start cruising like you did last summer. CAF’s world-famous Official Architecture River Cruises aboard Chicago’s First Lady depart every day throughout the day. New this year: an evening cruise has been added, starting in June, every Thursday at 5:30, perfect for date night or an after-work meet-up. See www.architecture.org for full schedule.
DOWNTOWN WALKING TOURS:
Happy Hour Tours Return May through September
People working in the Loop and visitors alike always enjoy the Happy Hour walking tours given every weekday at 5:30 pm. There’s a different tour each day, each ending with a complimentary drink at a local restaurant. See www.architecture.org for full schedule.
Daniel Burnham: Architect, Planner, Leader
June 5, 14, 21, 26; July 5, 10, 19, 24 at 1:30 pm:
Created for the centennial celebration of the 1909 Plan of Chicago, this walking tour explores Burnham’s career using examples of his work in the Loop. Learn about Burnham’s impact on the architecture and planning professions as well as his unique ability to work with creative talent and community leaders to accomplish great feats.
May 2, June 6 at 10:30am: This 45-minute walking tour goes behind the scenes of this remarkable Chicago landmark. One of the oldest continuously-operated hotels in the world, the restoration of this historic treasure is an inspiring tale of perseverance, talent, and vision.
Sculpture of Lincoln Park
June 12, July 12 at 10 am. From the famous statue of Abraham Lincoln by Augustus Saint-Gaudens to the towering Ulysses S. Grant monument that overlooks Lake Shore Drive.
June 10, 13; July 8, 11 at 10 am. Evanston has main-street charm but is becoming a skyscraper city, a battleground between developers and preservationists.
Preserving Chicago Landmarks
June 13, July 11 at 12:30 pm. Tour explores why choices to preserve are made and how those decisions shape the future of Chicago.
Historic Downtown (South Loop)
Daily at 10:00 am, Weds at 5:30
Daily 1:00 pm, Fridays at 5:30 pm.
Historic Downtown (North Loop)
Daily at 2:00 pm, Thursdays at 5:30 pm.
Daily: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 11 am, Mondays at 5:30 pm.
Tiffany Treasures in Chicago
Wednesdays 3 pm
LECTURES and PROGRAMS
Student Housing Doubles as Environmental Learning Lab
Frank Lloyd Wright: The Hidden Geometry
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
AIA Chicago Lifetime Achievement: Gertrude Kerbis, FAIA
Daniel Burnham, Urban Visionary
Green Office Challenge
What Makes My Home Energy Efficient?
June 22-June 27
10-3, Family Fun Festival Tent at Millennium Park
Building the City
Walter Gropius in Chicago: The Forgotten Legacy
Uptown: Portrait of a Place
Outside In: fc STUDIO inc.
Benjamin H. Marshall: Architect and Bon Vivant
HOKs new office in CNA Building
The Book of the Fine Arts Building
Edward H. Bennett: City Planner and Urban Designer
For detailed information check:
www.architecture.org - P 312.922.3432
Chicago Architecture Foundation
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