Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Untitled Film (Red)

June 10 - August 26, 2018
In tandem with the revelation of the building’s full exterior for the first time in over 20 years, internationally acclaimed artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle will create Untitled Film (Red), a stunning architectural intervention within the McCormick House that builds on an idea of the original developers Robert Hall McCormick and Herbert S. Greenwald, who offered to make glass windows of the proposed prefab housing “almost any shade of the rainbow.” Manglano-Ovalle’s architectural interventions have included projects at Mies’s Farnsworth House, Barcelona Pavilion, S.R. Crown Hall at IIT, and Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, as well as the fabrication of the architect’s 1951 proposal for the as-yet-unbuilt House with Four Columns.
 
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Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 1:00pm

Family Day

We invite you and your family to participate in hands-on art activities inspired by our exhibitions Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Untitled Film (Red).

Free with museum admission or current membership.

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 1:30pm

Exhibition Tour

Join us for an in-depth look at the current exhibitions Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Untitled Film (Red).

Free with museum admission or current membership.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 1:30pm

Artist Talk

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle will give an artist talk about the inspirations behind his architectural intervention Untitled Film (Red).

Free with museum admission or current membership.

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 1:30pm

Lecture

Michelangelo Sabatino and Serge Ambrose will present a talk entitled "Brick vs. Steel: Modern Architecture & Preservation in Chicago". The presentation will provide an in-depth discussion about modern domestic structures in Chicago and its suburbs.

Michelangelo Sabatino is the Rowe Family College of Architecture Dean Endowed Chair and John Vinci Distinguished Research Fellow at IIT's College of Architecture. 
Serge Ambrose trained as an architect and an engineer and is the Chair of Docomomo Chicago.

Free with museum admission or current membership.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 1:00pm

Family Day

We invite you and your family to participate in hands-on art activities inspired by our current exhibitions.

Free with museum admission or current membership.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 1:30pm

Lecture: Jonathan D. Solomon

Guest lecturer Jonathan D. Solomon from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will expand on ideas from EAM's current exhibition.

Free with museum admission or current membership.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 6:30pm

EAM/EPL Book Discussion | "The Glass Room," by Simon Mawer

Join us for a conversation about “The Glass Room”, New York Times bestseller novel and a short-list for the Man Booker Prize. The book tells a tale of a recently married couple, who commission a German architect to build a modern house in Czechoslovakia but have to flee it because of World War II. The fictional Landauer House is based on the Villa Tugendhat built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The modern masterpiece embodies a “less is more” design with a transparent glass room as its center. As the house changes hands, each new inhabitant falls under a spell from the extraordinary idealism and aura of the glass room.