Why Modernism Matters:
DoCoMoMo and Preserving Modern Architecture
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Cocktails at 5 pm, lecture from 6-7 pm
Location: Hafele, 154 W Hubbard St., Chicago
As President of DoCoMoMo/US (The Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites, and Neighborhoods of the Modern Movement) and author of Preserving Modern Architecture, Theo Prudon understands the importance of Modern buildings and sites across the US. Because of their relatively recent age, their innovative designs, and experimental materials, buildings from the mid-century often do not receive the proper recognition and respect they deserve. Copies of Mr. Prudon’s book Preserving Modern Architecture will be available at the event for sale and signing.
Behind-the Scenes Tour:
Bertrand Goldberg’s Heimbach Home
Sunday, May 6, 2012, 2-5 pm
Location: 13020 Greenwood Avenue, Blue Island
Join us for this rare opportunity explore the Heimbach home, one of architect Bertrand Goldberg’s early and few residential works of the 1930s. This private home, located in Blue Island, was built in 1939 for Dr. Aaron Heimbach, a prominent local physician who practiced medicine from offices located in the southwest corner of the home. Of the few houses Goldberg designed in the 1930s, this home is only one of six confirmed standing. In 2009 the homeowners Tom Hawley and Tom Mantel were recognized with the prestigious Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award from Landmarks Illinois. This event will feature a guided tour of the space by the owners, a slide presentation featuring images from the restoration, and a cocktail reception. Space is limited.
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Tickets $20 in advance/$25 at the door
Does Modernism Still Have Meaning?
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Reception at 5 pm, panel discussion from 6-7 pm
Location: Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist, 55 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago
Harry Weese’s stunning 1968 Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist is the perfect setting for Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and Architecture Critic for The New Yorker, Paul Goldberger, Editor of Architect magazine, Ned Cramer, and Chicago ’s own Lee Bey, Architecture Contributor for WBEZ, to take a hard look at the legacy of Modernism in Chicago . Explore what Modernism means today, why it still matters (or does it?), and the main impediments we face in saving our Modern heritage.
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Please join us on the saveprentice.org website and
share your stories and opinions about one of the most elegant
hospital designs of the 20th century:
The historic Prentice Women’s Hospital at 333 East
Superior, Chicago, Illinois.
Our mission is the preservation and reuse of this iconic--and now threatened--Chicago structure, designed by noted architect Bertrand Goldberg in 1974. Coalition members include DoCoMoMo, Landmarks Illinois, National Trust, and Preservation Chicago.
Please visit us at www.saveprentice.org