Sunday, February 06, 2011

Felsen and Solomon, Sou Fujimoto, Benjamin Marshall, Rapson in Hyde Park, Rain Screens and Paderewski at the Glessner - 6 Great events just added for February

See, we told you we weren't finished.  We've just added six great new events to the February Chicago Architectural Calendar.

IIT kicks off its 2011 lecture series with Workshopping Chicago: A Conversation with Martin Felsen and Jonathan Solomon, Monday, February 7th at Crown Hall at 6:00 p.m.  The following Tuesday, February 15th, again at Crown Hall at 6:00 p.m., Sou Fujimoto, of Sou Fujimoto Architects, Tokyo  Shinjuku, this years Morgenstern Visiting Chair, will lecture on the overview of his work, Primitive Future.

On Sunday, February 13th, docent and lecturer Steven Monz will present an illustrated talk, Benjamin Marshall, Architect, at the Northbrook Public Library.  The event leads up to a March 4th gala at the Drake Hotel to benefit the Benjamin Marshall Society, a fundraiser for the society's efforts to catalog Marshall's works and organize  an exhibition of them. 

Moving ahead about a  half century in architectural history, The Hyde Park Historical Society, at its annual dinner February 26th at the Quadrangle Club, will considering Preserving History in the Digital Age, with m.c. Jay Mulberry and featured speaker, the Trib's Ron Grossman.  This year's  Marian and Leon Depres Preservation Award will be presented to Leon and Rian Walker for the historic rehabilitation of Ralph Rapson's Willard Gidwitz House on south Woodlawn.

On Thursday, February 10th, Häfele’s Chicago showroom will be sponsoring a seminar on Rain Screen Wall Systems,  and on Thursday, February 17th, the Glessner House Museum will feature a talk by Victoria Granacki on Ignacy Jan Paderewski - Artist, Statesman, Humanitarian: The Chicago Connection.  Paderewski was one of many prominent musicians who gave concerts in the Glessner's music room.

There was over three dozen great events still to come in February.  Check them all out here.

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