October 2018 and more

Exhibition of Architectural Models at Cliff Dwellers
When: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. onward.
Where: Cliff Dwellers, 200 s. Michigan Ave., 22nd Floor, Chicago
What: An opening event for an exhibition of architectural
models, plus an exhibit of drawings by Chicago artist Jack
Simmerling, entitled “Preserving Chicago’s Architectural Legacy”.
The architectural models on display include projects by bKL
Architecture, Smith + Gill Architects, Helmut Jahn, SOM,
CannonDesign, Gensler, Studio Gang Architects, and other
Chicago architecture firms. Optional dinner follows at 6:00 p.m.
Reservations: (312) 922-8080, with parking details as above.
Doug Farr on his Firm’s Recent Work
When: Thursday, November 8, 2018, cash bar at 5:00 pm, lecture
presentation at 6:15 pm., with option of dinner (reserve a space
by calling them at 312-922-9080. Parking after 4 p.m. at Wabash-
Adams garage, $14, get pass from Cliff Dwellers night manager).
Where: Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan Avenue, 22nd Floor.
What: An illustrated lecture by architect Doug Farr of Farr
Associates Architecture & Urban Design, with offices in the
Monadnock Building in Chicago. Talk title to be announced.

Illustrated Lecture by WTTW Producer Dan Andries: “A Mid-Career Perspective” at Cliff Dwellers, Chicago
When: Thursday, October 11, 2018. Cash bar at 5:00 p.m.; program at 6:15 p.m.; optional dinner at 7:15 p.m.
Where: Cliff Dwellers, 200 South Michigan Avenue, 22nd floor, Chicago, IL. For dinner reservations, call Cliff Dwellers at 312-922-8080. Parking $14.00 after 4:00 p.m. at the Adams-Wabash Garage, 17 E. Adams; pass from Cliff Dwellers night manager.
What: A talk by Dan Andries, Executive Producer at WTTW, entitled “A Mid-Career Perspective”. Dan Andries will talk about his career in producing his very popular televised tours and travelogues. The formidable career of longtime WTTW Chicago director, producer, and writer Dan Andries includes over one hundred feature segments and full-length documentaries. Dan’s award-winning works on Chicago history, arts and culture are exquisitely constructed and researched classics that have endured the test of time. In addition to overviews on the built environment such as “Chicago by Boat: the New River Tour” with Geoffrey Baer, Andries has travelled the world documenting the winners of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Architecture. Most recently, Dan wrote, produced and directed the “Making a New American Nutcracker”, a televised presentation shown in 2017 on WTTW (photo below). In a highly visual presentation, Andries will provide a career overview, from his early work through current and upcoming projects. Join us for this fascinating glimpse into the work behind the scenes in the world of WTTW and Dan Andries.
RSVP: Reservations are required for the free talk. To sign up, contact Judy Freeman by email: at: jrfree3500@aol.com, or by telephone at: 773-929-0329. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis, so please reserve early.

Art Deco Chicago Launch at Newberry Library
When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Newberry Library, 60 W Walton Street
What: Chicago Art Deco Society’s new book, Art Deco
Chicago: Designing Modern America, edited by Robert
Bruegmann, with Jonathan Mekinda, Teri J. Edelstein, Lisa
D. Schrenk and Neil Harris (Yale, 2018). A reception
celebrates this book, the companion publication to the new
exhibition, “Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines
America”, at the Chicago History Museum, which runs
from October 27, 2018 until December 2, 2019. For further
details, see the CADS website, www.chicagodeco.org/book.

Art Design Chicago for Fall/Winter 2018
Art Design Chicago is a yearlong celebration of Chicago’s art
and design legacy. Five years in planning, it is a $7.9 million
series of two dozen exhibitions, public shows, academic
programs and publications. Part of an effort to showcase
minority artists’ contributions, the first show was “Arte
Diseno Xicago: Mexican Inspiration from the World’s
Columbian Exposition to the Civil Rights Era” at the National
Museum of Mexican Art (closed, August 19). Upcoming
exhibitions include “Designers in Film: Avant-Garde and
Commercial Cinema in Mid-Century Chicago” at the Mary &
Leigh Block Museum of Art (Sept.- Dec. 2018); “Keep
Moving: Chicago’s Bicycle Culture” at the Chicago Design
Museum at Expo 72, 72 E. Randolph Street (Oct. 27, 2018-
Mar. 3, 2019); “African American Designers in Chicago: Art,
Commerce and the Politics of Race” at the Chicago Cultural
Center, 78 E. Washington Street; “Yasuhiro Ishimoto:
Someday, Chicago” at the DePaul Art Museum (Sept. 6-Dec.
16, 2018), 935 W. Fullerton; “Participatory Artists: Crafting
Social Change” at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Univ.
of Illinois at Chicago, 800 N. Halsted St. (Sept. 6, 2018-May 3,
2019); “Todros Geller: Strange Worlds” at Spertus Institute
for Jewish Learning and Leadership, 610 S. Michigan Avenue
(Sept. 6, 2018-Feb. 17, 2019); and “Gilded Chicago: Portraits
of an Era” and “Treasures from the White City: the Chicago
World’s Fair of 1893” at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40
E. Erie Street (Sept. 8, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019), and more events.

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