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Chicago Architecture Foundation Gala 2017 Make No Small Plans

The Harold Washington Library in downtown Chic...

The Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago. Taken by Douglas Kaye, 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

John J. Glessner House, Chicago, Illinois (1885)

John J. Glessner House, Chicago, Illinois (1885) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Get Tickets for the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s 2017 GALA

No Small Plans

“CAF is a nonprofit cultural organization with tours, exhibitions, programs and events for all ages. Our mission is to inspire people to discover why design matters.

“The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) was founded in 1966 to save the historic Glessner House. Since then, CAF has grown to become one of the largest cultural organizations in Chicago. For more than 50 years, our 450 volunteer docents and our educators have shared the stories of Chicago architecture with millions of Chicagoans and visitors. In 2016, CAF served more than 670,000 people.”

Glessner House in 1887 as construction is bein...

Glessner House in 1887 as construction is being completed. Original photo from Cornell University Library. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Visit CAF at 224 S. Michigan Ave. to view the 1,000-building scale model of Chicago, shop in our award-winning store, or participate in a fun family event in our ArcelorMittal Design Studio. Or choose from 85 tours by boat, walking, bus, or even L train. Tours depart daily and are led by CAF’s expert docents. Every October, check out CAF’s free annual Open House Chicago festival.”

Palmette motifs from A handbook of Ornament by...

Palmette motifs from A handbook of Ornament by Franz Meyer (1898) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The 2017 Chicago Architecture Foundation Gala, No Small Plans, will take place on Thursday, April 6, at Morgan MFG in the West Loop. Proceeds from the Gala will benefit CAF’s education initiatives for Chicago students.

Date
April 6, 2017
Time
6:00 pm
Price
$500 Individual Ticket
$5,000 and up for tables and sponsorships

acroteria

What is a acroteria?

The pedestal and sculpture at the top and lower sides of a triangular pediment; originally found in ancient Classical buildings.

In this case, the

 

Harold Washington Library

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