August 5, 6:30 p.m., Roosevelt University, Design Evolution: Art Deco at the Century of Progress International Exposition

CADS Leading Scholar Series 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 -- 6:30 p.m.
Roosevelt University, Angell Reading Room, Murray-Green Library, 10th floor
430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago 60605
$15 Members / $20 Non-members
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Dear CADS Members and Friends,
We are pleased to announce the next speaker in our Leading Scholar Series.
On August 5th, Lisa Schrenk will give a talk examining the role of the Century of Progress International Exposition in relation to the development of Art Deco in Chicago. Her focus will be on the fair's main architecture and sculptural programs.
Lisa has had an outstanding academic career. She is Associate Professor of Architectural History at the University of Arizona. She received a B.A. from Macalester College with degrees in studio art and geography, a master’s degree in Architectural History from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin. 
Her book Building a Century of Progress: The Architecture of Chicago’s 1933-34 World’s Fair (University of Minnesota Press, 2007) was named to Choice Review’s 2008 List of Outstanding Academic Titles. In 2008 she was awarded a We the People grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her research on the Oak Park studio of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, which she began while serving as Education Director for the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation.

Dr. Schrenk is a leading authority on the architecture of international expositions and the early work of Frank Lloyd Wright. She was a consultant and gave the opening lecture for the recent exhibit Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s at the National Building Museum.

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