Friday, May 19, 2006

June 1st new deadline for tours offering rare chance to explore Louis Sullivan masterworks in Chicago, Iowa and Wisconsin

The Society of Architectural Historians has sent out a notice that the registration period has been extended to June 1st for two ambitious tours of the surviving works of architect Sullivan, who was born 150 years ago this coming September 3rd. Part one, taking place June 18th and 19th, will tour Sullivan's works in Chicago, including as the Auditorium Building, the Gage Group, the Jeweler’s Building, the recently restored Schlesinger and Mayer (Carson, Pirie, Scott) Store, tombs in Graceland Cemetery, Krause Music Store, Charnley-Persky House and Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

Part two, taking place June 19th through 25th, offers an extraordinary six day tour of works in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, which will allow participants a rare view not only of Sullivan's banks in Owatonna and Grinell and Clinton, Iowa, plus works by Frank Lloyd Wright (Taliesin East), Walter Burley Griffin's Rock Crest/Rock Glen community, and Santiago Calatrava's spectacular new addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum. The Tours will led by Sullivan scholar H. Allen Brooks. The cost for the 2-day Chicago leg is $195.00, for the six-day out-of-state tour $1495, double occupancy, or $1795, single. A full itinerary and registration form can be found online, in Adobe Acrobat format. For additional information, call SAH Manger of Meetings, Tours and Fellowships, Kathy Sturm at 312/573.1365 or by email.

Beginning in late August, the Chicago History Museum (formerly the Chicago Historical Society) is co-ordinating a month-long series of events, including the participation of most of the city's major cultural institutions, both honoring Sullivan and exploring his life, works, and continuing influence.

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