Free Architecture Lecture in Chicago on Palladio’s Renaissance Drawings – June 8

Come out for a FREE Chicago Architecture Foundation lunchtime lecture on “From Vicenza to Virginia: A Palladian Journey” presented by Dr. Irena Murray, Sir Banister Fletcher Director, and Charles Hind, Associate Director and H.J. Heinz Curator of Drawings; British Architectural Library, Royal Institute of British Architects

Palladio’s drawings in the RIBA form the most important surviving archive of any Italian Renaissance architect. Their presence in England from 1613 was key to the development of Anglo-Palladianism, the style that formed the basis of architectural design in colonial America. This lecture traces the transmission of Palladio’s ideas from Italy to America.  Designed with your busy schedule in mind, our popular drop-in lunchtime lectures provide a wonderful opportunity to engage in a variety of topics that relate to Chicago’s architecture and built environment—from recent research in architectural history to current projects around the Chicagoland area.   Programs are only 45 minutes in length, and you are welcome to bring your lunch. Held every Wednesday, there are plenty of topics to learn about featuring an impressive line-up of speakers.  These lectures are made possible in part by a donation in memory of Myra Gary, Docent Class of 1999.

TIME 12:15–1pm
COST Free, open to the public
LOCATION Lecture Hall Gallery, 224 S. Michigan Ave
RSVP None required (Please arrive early; seating is limited) Guests are welcome to bring a bag lunch


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