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Portraits in Design is a new lecture series that takes a biographical look at the iconic designers whose past work has had a lasting impact on our contemporary built world. The series delves into the life stories of important architects, landscape architects, and planners to better understand how their personal lives had an influence on their professional careers. The Museum inaugurates the series this spring with lectures on Frederick Law Olmsted, Daniel H. Burnham, and John Russell Pope.
Daniel H. Burnham:
|Daniel H. Burnham. Courtesy of the
U. S. Commission of Fine Arts.
Architect Daniel H. Burnham (1846-1912) is arguably the father of the city planning movement in the United States. He was the mastermind behind the design of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and was figured prominently in the bestselling historical novel, The Devil in the White City. Judith Paine McBrien, director of the film Make No Little Plans, examines Burnham’s work, which includes his large scale plans for Chicago and Washington, D.C.
1.5 LU HSW (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP)
$12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members.
Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.
*Please Note: There was a misprint on the Museum's print calendar. The correct time for this event is 1:30 - 3pm. We apologize for the confusion.*
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.