Attendance is complimentary with museum admission or membership.
Docomomo US Board Member, Michelangelo Sabatino will host a discussion on the architectural history of modernist houses realized in Chicago and its suburbs during the Twentieth Century. Sabatino's lecture precedes his upcoming co-authored book "Modern in the Middle: Residential Architecture in Chicago & Suburbs, 1929–1975". By bringing in dialogue two complementary yet distinctive strands of modernity – organicisim and rationalism, co-authors Susan Benjamin and Michelangelo Sabatino explore the substantial yet overlooked role that Chicago-based architects played in the development of twentieth-century domesticity in Chicago, America and beyond.
The program will promote an in-depth analysis of these modern domestic structures, and is being held as part of a series centered around the recent restoration of the McCormick House, a property of the museum and one of only three single-family homes built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Since the restoration, the building’s full exterior is now visible for the first time in nearly 25 years.
Hope to see you there!