Monday, May 24, 2010

Today: Modern Architecture in Cuba at noon, Children's Museum site revamp at 7:00 pm

Another two events added to the calendar for today, May 24th:

At noon, Professor Julio César Pérez Hernández, Harvard University Loeb Fellow '02, President, Cuban Chapter of CEU, will lecture on Modern Architecture in Cuba in room 14 in Crown Hall at IIT, 3360 S. State. Hernández will also be lecturing on Preserving the Magic and Poetry of Havana at CAF Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. At noon on Tuesday, Craig Dykers of Snøhetta will deliver a noontime lecture on the firm's work, again in room 14 at Crown Hall.

And at 7 p.m., at the Spertus Institute, there will the first of a series of public hearings for the North Grant Park Renovation Project, aka jamming a children's museum into Grant Park. Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates will unveil the latest designs for the site. According to Crain's Greg Hinz, fund-raising for the museum, which has negotiated a short-term renewal of its lease at Navy Pier, continues to go nowhere. "So how can you develop, "says Hinz, "a plan when perhaps the largest element in it is uncertain? Just asking."

On Wednesday the 26th, Jeanne Gang will lecture at Fullerton Hall for the Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute. The month closes on Thursday the 27th with a lecture by Roberta A. Mayer at the Driehaus Museum/Nickerson Mansion on Lockwood de Forest and the East Indian Craft Revival.

There are still a dozen great events on the May calendar. Check them all out here.

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