Yes, I know it's June 17th, and no, it's not too late to be adding another half dozen great items to the
June Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.
This Wednesday, June 19th, Version Festival will be the focus of a gallery walk through the great Spontaneous Interventions exhibition at the Cultural Center, where on Saturday the 29th, there'll be a Scholarly Perspectives panel discussion moderated by Gordon Douglas, with Jeffrey Kidder, David Schalliol and others.
Thursday the 27th is bursting with newly added items, beginning with 's Marshall Brown discussion with Geof Oppenheimer on Architecture, Power, and the Urban Imaginary at the Western Exhibitions Gallery, which is currently hosting Brown's show, Center of the World, Chicago. That same evening, there'll be a book launch at the First Bank and Trust for Evanston 150 Years, 150 Places; while at the Woodson Regional Library, architectural historian Carolyn Armenta Davis will discuss Today's African-American, Afro-European and Africa Architects.
The Museum of Science and Industry marks its 80th birthday with a double-header from Chicago cultural historian Tim Samuelson on Sunday the 23rd. In the morning, he partners with Lisa M. Snyder of the Urban Simulation Team at UCLA for Exploring the White City, the latest iteration of the UCLA's evolving computer simulation of the 1893 World's Columbia Exposition, this time with an emphasis on Louis Sullivan's polychrome Transportation Building.
The MSI events are incredibly pricey - $20-$25.00 atop the museum's minimum $27.00 entry fee - but the White City simulation, especially, is a fascinating project, and these events usually sell out quickly, so be warned.
How much more? Well, check it out for yourself - two dozen great items still to come on the June Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.