Chicago: Epicenter of American Architecture

May 25 - 30, 2014

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Explore the dynamic city of Chicago featuring magnificent architecture and art, decorative arts, and special private visits. Visit the Art Institute of Chicago’s new Modern Wing, which houses the museum’s collection of 20th- to 21st-century art. See several Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings including Unity Temple and his own home and studio in Oak Park. Explore Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, hailed as one of the most important works of 20th-century modern architecture. Have entrée to the privately owned Crab Tree Farm, a working farm which showcases one of the finest collections of decorative arts from the American and English Arts and Crafts Movements.

Study Leader Information

Rolf Achilles is an independent Art Historian, Curator of the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, Adjunct Associate Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism, and Historic Preservation Program, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Lectures on architecture and preservation Loyola University and Northwestern University

Tour Itinerary


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