The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced partnerships with six Chicago museums and institutions that will serve as “community anchor” sites during the event’s run from September 16, 2017–January 7, 2018. This selection of sites will play host to events, exhibitions and other programming surrounding the festival, in hopes of encouraging Biennial attendees to explore other parts of the city and experience a few of Chicago’s historic museums.
“There is no better place than the City of Chicago to come together, share ideas, and focus on the future of architecture and design,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “The 2017 Chicago Architectural Biennial will build on the success of the inaugural2015 event and feature Community Anchor sites in neighborhoods across the city. We are proud to share Chicago’s world-class architecture with visitors from across the country and around the world this fall.”
The selected sites include:
- The Beverly Arts Center
- DePaul Art Museum
- DuSable Museum of African American History
- Hyde Park Art Center
- The National Museum of Mexican Art
- The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture
The six institutions have each received a $200,000 grant to support the development and curation of the special programs that will be on display through the Biennial’s run. Each site will feature unique programming, ranging from installations to historic tours and more. A few of the events have already been announced by the Biennial, with more to come:
The 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial is being led by Los Angeles architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee. Under the theme of “Make New History,” more than 100 architects and artists from countries around the world will contribute installations and events for the 4-month-long festival.
The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced the first exhibit that will on display during the event's second edition from September 16 to January 7, 2018 - a contemporary reboot of one of architecture's most well-known competitions, the Chicago Tribune tower design contest.
The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced the list of participants invited to contribute to the event's second edition, which will be held from September 16 to January 7, 2018 in Chicago.
The Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) has announced that Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, of the Los Angeles-based firm Johnston Marklee, have been named Artistic Directors for the 2017 event. Following a successful inaugural run in 2015, the second edition of the biennial will take place from September 16 - December 31, 2017.