Adult Programs
Lectures & Events
Thursday, September 10, 2015 Emil Bach House After Hours

Enjoy Emil Bach House after hours as the beautifully restored home and well appointed grounds come to life at sundown.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 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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Sunday, October 4, 2015 Thinking Into the Future: The Robie House Series on Architecture, Design and Ideas

Chicago architect John Ronan FAIA speaks on "Transcending Pragmatism: Searching for a New Chicago." Ronan will discuss his views on the direction of Chicago architecture and practicing within its building culture.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 H. H. Richardson and his Chicago Legacy

Architect John Waters explores Richardson’s work in Chicago and his design legacy in the city - a legacy which can be found in the work of many Chicago architects of the period, including Henry Ives Cobb, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Readers at Robie: The Robie House Book Club

Connecting the visual arts with the literary arts, the Readers at Robie book club explores art, architecture, design and history through fiction and non-fiction. The book club is open to Trust members. In partnership with the Seminary Co-op Bookstore.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 Jens Jensen and the Prairie School

At the dawn of the 20th century, as the Prairie School set a new direction for American architecture, Jens Jensen forged a similarly bold path in landscape design.

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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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Friday, February 12, 2016 California Craft: Frank Lloyd Wright and California Modern

February 12-15, 2016

On this winter getaway to sunny southern California, experience some of the region’s most stunning scenery and art, as well as architecture that defined California modern in the early 20th century. Enjoy curator-led tours, fresh California cuisine and VIP tours of private houses from our home base in Pasadena.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Wright in Japan: The Architect’s Eastern Vision

March 29-April 9, 2016

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 incomparable beauty of cherry blossom season.

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Friday, September 9, 2016 An American Legacy: Architecture, Craft, and Design in Upstate New York

September 9-12, 2016

Drawn to the region by prosperous clients, the nation’s most progressive architects and designers, including H.H. Richardson, Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham and Frank Lloyd Wright helped shape a grand vision for Buffalo as a modern American city.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016 Gaudí to Gehry: Visionary Architecture and Design in Modern Spain

October 22-30, 2016

Explore Barcelona and Bilbao, two cities renowned for their history and culture, where striking modern architecture stands side-by-side with centuries of tradition.

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