Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention

Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Innovation exhibit

In case you hadn't heard, The Art Institue of Chicago is offering free "Winter Weekdays" admission to Illinois residents through February 10, 2012. Admission to the museum is normally $18 for adults and $12 for children, students, and seniors. I bring this up only because it's a great public service that you now have no excuse not to take advantage of, but also because it's your last chance to catch Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention. I saw this exhibit in November and was floored at how great it was. If you're a fan of architecture, city planning, or even scale-models of buildings, then this is a do not miss. But GO NOW since the exhbit closes on Sunday, January 15th. Sure, if you take it in after Friday you'll have to pay cash money and battle crowds, but just think how culturally enriched you'll feel!


Architecture of Invention is the first comprehensive retrospective of the Goldberg's work and covers his early experiments with furniture design and prefabricated housing, but the show really shines when it focuses on his large-scale urban planning and hospital projects.

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Then, once you're satisfied your highbrow quota for the day, you can do like I did and head on over to Water Tower Place to check out Goldberg's Marina City Towers MADE OUT OF LEGOS.

Bertrand Goldberg Marina City made out of legos

Goldberg + Legos: It's a great way to spend an afternoon.

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The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Hours
Monday–Wednesday, 10:30–5:00
Thursday, 10:30–8:00
Friday–Sunday, 10:30–5:00