Thursday, October 22, 2009

Seasonal Tours: Tiffany Treasures in Chicago

Every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. through December 30, 2009 explore Chicago's most magnificent art glass and mosaic installations, each designed and crafted by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company.

There will be four stops at four nineteenth-century landmark buildings:

Art Institute of Chicago

Marquette Building

Chicago Cultural Center

Macy's on State Street.

The tour fee includes general admission to the Art Institute for the tour and one additional day, plus a special gift courtesy of Macy's.

Tour Schedule:

Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.

Ticket/admission price: $20 for adults; $16 for students and seniors; $8 for CAF members; free for members of both CAF and AIC

Reservations Recommended For tickets or reservations: 312 902 1500 For more information:

Monday, April 13, 2009

2009 Pritzker Prize Winner

Pritzker Prize Goes to Peter Zumthor

"The Pritzker jury praised Mr. Zumthor's use of materials. 'In Zumthor's skillful hands, like those of the consummate craftsman, materials from cedar shingles to sandblasted glass are used in a way that celebrates their own unique qualities, all in the service of an architecture of permanence,' the citation said, adding, 'In paring down architecture to its barest yet most sumptuous essentials, he has reaffirmed architecture’s indispensable place in a fragile world.'"

Photo: Helene Binet