Living in the McCormick House

Our downloadable online guide highlights the McCormick House as a home, including the three families that lived in it from 1952 to 1991. Dive into the house’s unique history through archival photographs, oral histories, and interpretations by artist Claudia Weber and designer Rob Kleinschmidt.

This week’s from home activity invites participants to respond to their own homes through storytelling. Write a narrative and make drawings about your current experiences or favorite memories of your home. View our Teen Art Council’s ArchiTeenZine as an example.

Click here to learn more about the McCormick House, architect Mies van der Rohe, and our ongoing restoration efforts.

Wish you lived in the McCormick House? Download these photos to use for your virtual meeting background: The Parents’ Wing Living Room or The Children’s Wing Sitting Room

Browse our Museum Store to see our featured item of the week - the first official catalog about the McCormick House featuring an essay by curator and historian Barry Bergdoll.

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McCormick House downloads

Online guide and activities to do from home.