THE FORMER PRENTICE WOMEN’S HOSPITAL
Date: Thursday, January 16
Time: 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: Auditorium Building, Roosevelt University’s Murray-Green Library, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th floor, Chicago
Speaker: Rolf Achilles, art historian
When some of the Auditorium’s decorative elements, such as the stained glass and metal work designed by Louis Sullivan and fabricated by Healy & Millet, were shown at the Paris World’s Fair of 1889, no one in Europe had ever seen work like this. The Auditorium as a total work of innovative art was the model for the Liszt Music Academy in Budapest and the great music hall in the auditorium in Prague's Municipal House, parts of which were decorated by Alphonse Mucha. European cultural awareness of Chicago was increased by the Auditorium Building more than any other single Chicago building.
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