Thursday, May 22, 2014

Only Until Sunday for Tim Samuelson's Must-See Exhibition, Mecca Flat Blues, at the Cultural Center

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A tardy reminder that you have only through this Sunday, May 25th, to see Tim Samuelson's great exhibition, Mecca Flat Blues, at the Chicago Cultural Center.  It's notable for the story it tells - of the journey a single building from the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition to it's 1950's demolition to make way for Mies van der Rohe's Crown Hall - and for the way it tells it, anchored by supersized photographs filling up the two-story space of the Sidney R. Yates gallery in a way that gives you as a spectator a true feeling of the scale and experience of this seminal Chicago building and its great atria.

You'll kick yourself if you miss it, and if you still need convincing, here's our copiously illustrated article on the show . . .
A Triumphant Exhibition creates a Time Machine to a Vanquished Architecture: Tim Samuelson's Mecca Flat Blues, at the Chicago Cultural Center

2 comments:

William Zbaren said...

The BEST show in town right now _ do not miss this !

Larry said...

Thanks so much for the reminder. We caught the show Sunday. It would have been a huge loss to miss it.