Weekly Events Calendar: 05.17.06

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Art & Design Events…

  • May is Spring Cleaning Month on Apartment Therapy

  • Great Chicago Spaces and Places Tours
    • One weekend each year, the City of Chicago opens the doors to its amazing architecture and design
    • Sat. May 20 and Sun. May 21, 7:30 a.m. for day-of registration at ArchiCenter, 224 South Michigan Ave. Tour schedule varies.
    • May 19-21

  • Great Chicago Conversations
    • This year’s great conversation features Jaime Lerner, former Mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, Donna Robertson, Dean of the School of Architecture at IIT, and Lee Bey.
    • Chase Auditorium Theatre, 10 South Dearborn Street
    • Friday, May 19, 6 pm; doors open at 5:15

  • Damen Studio: The Last Picture Show
    • Damen Studio is closing its doors with this final exhibition. Featuring the work of 8 photographers and 5 painters who have shown at Damen Studio in the past or who are friends of the studio. This will truly be the last hurrah!
    • Damen Studio, 4528 1/2 N. Damen Ave.
    • Saturday, May 20, 6-9 pm

  • Annual Wright Plus Benefit Housewalk
    • Join the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust in beautiful and historic Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois, for the 32nd annual Wright Plus benefit housewalk featuring rare interior tours of architecturally significant homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries.
    • Starts from Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Oak Park
    • Saturday, May 20, 9 am-5 pm

  • Catherine Opie and Wolfgang Tillmans in Conversation
    • Join photographers Catherine Opie and Wolfgang Tillmans as they discuss their art, creative process, and issues in contemporary art.
    • MCA, 220 E. Chicago Ave.
    • Thursday, May 18, 6:30 pm

  • Jim Isermann MCA Lobby Project
    • Isermann’s influences include Op art and modernist interior design (particularly mid-century figures such as Herman Miller or Charles and Ray Eames) his work also evokes a wide range of sculptural and architectural precedents
    • MCA, 220 E. Chicago Ave.
    • Through July 30, 2006

  • Chicago Historical Society Green Line L tour
    • Study the diversity of our city’s neighborhoods on this West Side train tour. Stops include Oak Park and the beautiful Garfield Park Conservatory as well as an industrial center of old Chicago, including the former home of the world’s largest candy factory.
    • Tour meets at CTA Clark/Lake train station turnstiles located within the 203 North LaSalle Street building
    • Sunday, May 21, 1 pm

  • Chicago Historical Society Graceland Cemetery Tour
    • Some of Chicago’s best landscape architecture is to be found in its cemeteries. Stops on this tour include Louis Sullivan’s landmark Getty Tomb, Lorado Taft’s haunting Eternal Silence, and the burial sites of Marshall Field and Potter and Bertha Honoré Palmer.
    • Tour meets at the cemetery entrance at 4001 N. Clark St.
    • Sunday, May 21, 1-3 pm