Perspectives on Sullivan & Nickel”

CHICAGO, September 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Richard H. Driehaus Museum Announces a One-Day Symposium to Explore Important Themes in the Architecture of Louis Sullivan and the Richard Nickel photograph that documented the destruction of several of Adler & Sullivan’s most important Chicago buildings. The Art of Architecture: Perspectives on Sullivan and Nickel will bring together experts to discuss topics as diverse as the power of photography, the neuroscience behind ornamentation, and the impact and benefits of preservation on the urban built environment. The event will take place Saturday October 22of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. All tickets include free admission to the Museum between October 21-23. For information and tickets:

The symposium is based on the themes of the Museum’s exhibition Capture Louis Sullivan: What Richard Nickel sawwhich includes more than forty Nickel photographs and more than twenty architectural fragments of the Adler & Sullivan buildings.

Speakers include:

  • David Van Zantenhighlighting Sullivan’s increasing use of ornamentation, culminating in his design of the Wainwright Building (Saint Louis1890-91). Van Zanten is the author of Sullivan’s Town: The Meaning of Ornament to Louis Sullivan (2000).
  • Matt McNicholas, talking about how ornament affects emotion and experience in the built environment. McNicholas is an architect who has created ornamental details for buildings in 16 countries. He is a member of the Neuroscience Society.
  • Richard Cahanauthor of three books on Richard Nickel, including the recent Richard Nickel: Dangerous Years: What He Saw and What He Wrote: Tim Samuelsondirector of the Chicago Architectural Preservation Archive; Ward Miller, executive director of Preservation Chicago, and Jean Vinci, FAIA, an architect experienced in restoring historic architecture, including Sullivan’s Chicago Stock Exchange trading floor. They will talk about the Richard Nickel Committee, which has focused a new generation of architectural preservation in Chicago.

will also participate David A. Hankscurator of the exhibition Capture Louis Sullivan: What Richard Nickel sawand David Travisformer curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. Alison FisherHarold and Margot Schiff Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicagomoderate a session.

Address: 40 Erie Street East, ChicagoIT 60611
Phone: (312) 482-8933

For more information please contact:
Julie Treummann
[email protected]
(312) 874 5909

SOURCE Richard H. Driehaus Museum

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