September 11, 2008
by Canadian Architect
In anticipation of Chicago’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of Daniel Burnham’s masterful Plan of Chicago next year, the Art Institute of Chicago is exhibiting the original drawings and illustrations from the 1909 Plan of Chicago, taken from the Department of Architecture and Design’s collection. This exhibition is the first of five separate and insightful rotations that will present Burnham’s visionary urban plan, featuring the diagrams, maps, and beautiful watercolours that gave form to his ideas.
Daniel Burnham’s Plan of Chicago offers an extraordinary opportunity to view these historically significant and artistically exceptional documents that, because of their fragility, are rarely displayed publicly.
The first rotation of the drawings will be on view from September 6 to December 14, 2008, in Gallery 24.
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