Adult Programs
Lectures & Events
Thursday, March 12, 2015 100 Years Later: Rehabilitating Bach House and the Ravine Bluffs Development

Join the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust at Unity Temple as John Eifler and Gunny Harboe, two of Chicago’s leading preservation architects, discuss their restorations of Wright buildings in the Chicago area.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 Frank Lloyd Wright and the Challenge to Historic Preservation

Join the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust at Unity Temple for an engaging discussion with preservation specialists, Richard Longstreth and Daniel Bluestone, on the challenges and rewards of restoring Wright’s historic buildings.

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Friday, April 3, 2015 April After Hours at Robie House

Wright's architectural masterpiece is the venue and you are on the guest list. Gather with friends as the Robie House comes to life after hours. Wander the celebrated spaces of this icon of modernism while enjoying live music, drinks, light hors d'oeuvres and a festive, casual atmosphere.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015 Inventing Kindergarten

In Inventing Kindergarten, architect Norman Brosterman considers how the architectural toys developed by the German crystallographer and pedagogical revolutionary, Friedrich Froebel, were the building blocks of modern architecture.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 Judith Paine McBrien and John DeSalvo on the Pocket Guide to Chicago Architecture

Join us at the Robie House for a conversation with Judith Paine McBrien and John DeSalvo, author and illustrator of the acclaimed Pocket Guide to Chicago Architecture.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015 Frank Lloyd Wright in Glencoe

Preservation consultant Gwen Sommers Yant discusses Wright’s historic Ravine Bluffs, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015 Wright Plus Housewalk

Join us for the 41st annual Wright Plus, an internationally renowned architectural housewalk featuring rare interior tours of private homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries, plus entry to landmark Wright buildings. Celebrate architecture, design, Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative vision and the talents of his fellow architects in historic Oak Park and Riverside, Illinois. 

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Saturday, May 16, 2015 Wright Plus Concert

Wrap-up your Wright Plus experience at Unity Temple with a lively evening concert by Chicago’s premier gypsy-jazz band, Swing Gitan.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Wright in Japan: The Architect’s Eastern Vision

May 20-31, 2015

Discover Japan, the culture that Wright admired and loved, through curator-led tours, lectures and in-depth cultural experiences on this immersive, experiential journey. See Wright’s Imperial Hotel lobby, Jiyugakuen School and Yamamura house, plus so much more during the sun-soaked days of early summer

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Friday, June 5, 2015 Morris to Mackintosh: British Arts and Crafts

June 5-14, 2015

Enjoy exclusive access and curator-led tours of buildings and collections that represent the very best of the British Arts and Crafts movement in London, Glasgow and the Cotswolds, where the Arts and Crafts movement flourished at the turn of the last century.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 The Art of Craft: Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modernism in Paris and Brussels

September 12-20, 2015

From the lavishly ornamented buildings of Victor Horta, and the sinuous organic forms of Hector Guimard’s Paris Metro stations, to the minimalist villas of Le Corbusier, explore a defining period in European Modernism. Immerse yourself in the Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modernist movements of the early twentieth century in magical Brussels and Paris.

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