Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Art Institute of Chicago - The Skyscraper: Innovation and Icon in Chicago (Chicago Open Archives)

  • 26 Oct 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603

Browse highlights from our collection which explore Chicago's unique contribution to what is undoubtedly the most iconic building type of the modern era: the skyscraper.  The Ryerson & Burnham Archives collect artists’ and architects’ papers, with emphasis on 18th-20th century architecture and 19th century painting, prints, drawings, and decorative arts, and with particular depth in Chicago and the Midwestern designers. While Chicago's role in the development of the skyscraper is forever being reexamined, it undeniably remains its spiritual home. Join us in examining this legacy through a wide variety of papers, drawings and photographs from the Ryerson's storied archives.  

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