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Saturday, September 27, 2014 Hyde Park Jazz Festival at the Robie House featuring Justefan Duo

Vibraphonist Justefan (Justin Thomas) and bassist Tim Ipsen perform at the Robie House in three evening performances on September 27, presented as part of Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2014.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014 In Wright's Drafting Room: Architecture Fantasy Camp

Within the historic drafting room of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, fantasy campers learn basic drafting techniques and execute frameable floor plans of their own dream creations.  For non-architects only.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 Thinking Into the Future: The Robie House Series on Architecture, Design and Ideas

James Corner is at the forefront of today’s landscape urbanism movement, combining landscape architecture, urban design, landscape ecology and engineering, to create innovative solutions for modern day cities, landscapes and social places. At Thinking into the Future 2014, Corner will explore his ideas about the design of nature and social life in the city, illustrated through his projects with New York’s High Line and Chicago’s Navy Pier.

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Friday, October 3, 2014 October 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, October 16, 2014 Emerging Chicago Artists Series: Guitarist Nate Baker and Poet Heather Cox

The Trust’s Emerging Chicago Artists Series brings together a multi-talented group of writers and musicians. Consisting of three events, the series will showcase the creativity and skill of fellows of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation, a Chicago-based grantmaking organization that supports young artists working in the visual arts, jazz and classical music, and creative writing.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 Adult Workshop: Handcrafted Holidays - Bringing Nature In

The Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries emphasized the value and beauty of handmade goods. In Bringing Nature In, artist and designer Chris Geoghegan of Moss Modern Flowers demonstrates the use of natural and found materials in designing arrangements for the home. Participants will learn design principles and create an original arrangement to display in their own homes.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 Emerging Chicago Artists Series: Pianist Paul Bedal and Poet Ladan Osman

The Trust’s Emerging Chicago Artists Series brings together a multi-talented group of writers and musicians. Consisting of three events, the series will showcase the creativity and skill of fellows of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation, a Chicago-based grantmaking organization that supports young artists working in the visual arts, jazz and classical music, and creative writing.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 Concerts in Context: American Originals

Experience a dazzling display of energy and virtuosity with the music of four great American composers—Charles Ives, George Gershwin, Kurt Weill and Aaron Copland.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 Emerging Chicago Artists Series: Essayist Tovah Burstein and Jazz Bassist and Vocalist Katie Ernst

The Trust’s Emerging Chicago Artists Series brings together a multi-talented group of writers and musicians. Consisting of three events, the series will showcase the creativity and skill of fellows of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation, a Chicago-based grantmaking organization that supports young artists working in the visual arts, jazz and classical music, and creative writing.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 Adult Workshop: Handcrafted Holidays - Card Printing

The Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries emphasized the value and beauty of handmade goods. In this workshop, artist and designer Jim Nedza guides participants in creating a simple graphic design and then printing it for use as a card or small art work.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 Concerts in Context: Music and Modernism: Early 20th Century Vienna

Explore the musical and cultural climate of fin-de-siècle Vienna through the music of Alexander Zemlinsky and Arnold Schöenberg.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 Adult Workshop: Handcrafted Holidays - Japanese Book Binding

The Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries emphasized the value and beauty of handmade goods. In this workshop, artist and designer Sylvia Alotta guides participants in creating a simple but elegant bound book using the traditional stab binding technique.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 Concerts in Context: This Christmas … My favorite things

Enjoy a musical celebration of the season. Grammy-nominated vocalist Margaret Carlson presents a distinctive program of holiday favorites in the jazz tradition.

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Travel
Friday, February 6, 2015 California Craft: West Coast Modern & Frank Lloyd Wright

February 6-9, 2015

Book by November 1, 2014 and receive $100 off

From the stark, expansive beauty of the desert to the sparkling vistas of the Pacific, the dramatic landscape of Southern California has long been a source of inspiration for architects, designers and artists. Experience Wright’s architectural genius first hand, on a winter getaway to sunny southern California.

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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

Book by October 1, 2014 and receive $300 off

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

Book by October 1, 2014 and receive $300 off

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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