August 15. CNU-IL Urban Excursion to Andersonville

Join CNU Illinois for a walking tour of the Andersonville neighborhood, and learn how it has earned its reputation as a model urban community through its strategies of supporting locally owned, independent businesses and environmental sustainability. The tour will include an informal presentation by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and the Andersonville Development Corporation regarding their use of economic studies, historic preservation, parklets and bike corrals, and other initiatives to promote a lively, unique business district. The discussion will continue after the tour at an informal Happy Hour at one of the neighborhood’s signature locations. The event is free and…

July 18. CNU-IL Urban Excursion to Harper Court

Join CNU Illinois for a guided walking tour of this 2012 CNU Illinois Charter Award winning project.  The tour will likely include the broader 53rd Street planning initiative as well. The tentative program will include remarks by the developer, architect, City, and the University of Chicago. The discussion will continue after the tour at an informal Happy Hour at one of the project’s signature locations. The event is free and members as well as non-members are welcome to attend. Look for additional information in the very near future!   ​Thursday, July 18th Meet-up Time: 5pm (Tentative) Meet-up Location: To Be…

June 22. CNU Illinois Walking Tour of Historic Pullman

Join CNU Illinois on a guided walking tour of Historic Pullman, Illinois Established in the 1890s, this model industrial town was the physical expression of an idea born and nurtured by George M. Pullman, President of Pullman’s Palace Car Company. Upon arrival at Pullman, a representative from the Historic Pullman Foundation will meet us to begin our excursion. An introductory video and museum provide a look at the the company, the town, and provide a historical overview of the community today. Then a guided walking tour will explore the landmark site, its original buildings, including the Greenstone Church. Saturday, June…

July 24. Activate Union Station calling on best ideas to bring Chicago’s Union Station to life – Metropolitan Planning Council

Chicago’s Union Station is an iconic building and a major transportation hub—but it could be so much more: a gathering place for West Loop residents, an attraction for tourists, another cultural jewel in Chicago’s crown. Apply below by Wednesday, July 24, at 5 p.m.Two winners will receive $5,000 each, underwritten by Fifth Third Bank, to make their ideas happen at Union Station between Aug. 24 and Sept. 2. Now is your chance to Activate Union Station. The Metropolitan Planning Council’s Fifth Annual Placemaking Contest, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, is awarding cash prizes to the best ideas to breathe new…

June 27, 6pm. Summer Soiree. Chicago Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

June 27, 2013 6pm Join us for an evening of fun and enjoyment on the Penthouse Level of the Reid Murdoch Building in Jenn-Air’s North LaSalle Street Showroom.  Find out more about the Chicago Institute of Classical Architecture & Art as well as enjoying refreshments and cocktails on the rooftop terrace overlooking the Chicago River. via ICAA/Jenn-Air Summer Soiree.

June 14, 3:30pm. CIVA JustArt: Re-Thinking The Plan of Chicago as Civic, Natural and Sacred Order.

Christians in the Visual Arts Biennial Conference 2013 Wheaton College June 14  3:30-5.  Wheaton College. Underway for two years has been a critical consideration of how the Chicago metro area should be fashioned for the future beginning from Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago. Funded by Religion and Innovation in Human Affairs, of Boston’s Historical Society and the John Templeton Foundation, this research project proposes that “Baroque urbanism and Catholic social teaching can help locate the modern metropolis in both nature and sacred order.” The present state of the work will be exhibited and Philip Bess, the principal investigator and graduate…

October 25. Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair | The Field Museum

Fri Oct 25, 2013   –   Sun Sep 7, 2014 Luring millions to Chicago in 1893, the Columbian Exposition was a glittering showcase of architecture, culture and peoples around the world. Not only the birthplace of chewing gum and the Ferris wheel, the World’s Fair also marked the triumphant debut of our very own Field Museum. Now, 120 years later, the Museum is opening its hidden collections to display incredible treasures and artifacts that will bring to life one of the most spectacular events in the Windy City’s history. via Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair…

May 31-July 6. Treasures of Faith | Newberry

This Newberry Spotlight exhibition features more than 40 books on religion that date from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century. “Treasures of Faith: Twenty Years of Acquisitions” showcases extraordinary examples from the more than 8,000 religious volumes the Newberry has acquired over the past two decades. The exhibition runs through July 6. via Treasures of Faith | Newberry.

July 19. Call: 2013 Acanthus Awards

The Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to announce its first awards program with the introduction of the 2013 Acanthus Awards. These awards recognize and promote excellence in Classical and Vernacular design. These awards will recognize achievement in Architecture, Interior Design, Preservation & Restoration, Landscape Design, the Allied Arts & Craftsmanship, Unbuilt Work and Student Work. July 19, 2013 ~ Intent to Enter Deadline August 16, 2013 ~ Submission Deadline November 16, 2013 ~ Acanthus Awards Reception in Chicago, IL. The Acanthus Awards are open to all design professionals, students and artisans practicing within…