We’re excited to announce that Jane’s WalkCHICAGO will be an official participant of the Chicago Architecture Biennial: The State of the Art of Architecture, which will launch in October 2015.
On the opening weekend of Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4, we will be offering Jane’s WalkCHICAGO: The Art of Local Architecture on Dearborn Street from Van Buren to Randolph.
From south to north, this walking tour covers the most architecturally innovative street in the world. It begins at the Manhattan Building (1891) by William Le Baron Jenney, the first tall building to use skeleton construction throughout; and continues to the Chicago Federal Center (1959-1974) by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; the Marquette Building (1893) by Holabird & Roche; the Inland Steel Building (1954-1958) by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; First National Bank of Chicago (1969), by Perkins & Will, C.F. Murphy Assocs.; and the Chicago Civic Center (1965) by C.F. Murphy Assocs., Loebl Schlossman & Bennett and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
The Walk Leader will be Rolf Achilles. Rolf is an independent Art Historian who has devoted his life to documenting, writing, talking, teaching, and preserving interiors and their decorative arts in the US and abroad.
He serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Historic Preservation Program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was the Founding Curator of the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, 1999-2014.
Concurrently, he is a consultant to the cities of Prague, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna, London; to Glessner House, Richard H. Driehaus Museum, the Hegeler Carus Mansion, and to Sotheby’s and Christie’s.
Registration information will be announced soon: we hope you’ll join us!