“This day-long symposium explores important themes in the architecture of Louis Sullivan and the photography by Richard Nickel that documented the destruction of many of Adler & Sullivan’s most important Chicago buildings. The Art of Architecture: Perspectives on Sullivan & Nickel will bring together experts to discuss topics as diverse as the power of photography, the neuroscience behind ornamentation, and the impact and benefits of preservation on the urban built environment.
“All tickets include free admission to the Museum between October 21-23. The event will be held in the Murphy Auditorium at 50 E. Erie. Note: One ticket gives you entry into the entire day’s program. Panel sessions are not sold separately.
Speakers include Richard Cahan, David A. Hanks, Matt McNicholas, Ward Miller, Tim Samuelson, David Travis, David Van Zanten, and John Vinci.
10:00 am Opening Remarks
10:10 am Exhibiting Sullivan and Nickel with David Hanks, David Travis, Tim Samuelson, and John Vinci
11:30 am-1:00 pm Break
1:00 pm Sullivan’s Ornament with David van Zanten
2:00 pm Ornament and Emotion in the Built Environment with Matt McNicholas
3:15 pm Voices from the Richard Nickel Committee with Richard Cahan, Ward Miller, Tim Samuelson, and John Vinci. Geoffrey Baer, from WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer Tours, will moderate this session.
4:30 pm Exhibition Visits
5:00 pm Book Signing and Cocktail Hour
The Art of Architecture: Perspectives on Sullivan and Nickel
Saturday, October 22 at the Murphy Auditorium (50 E. Erie)
10:00 am- 6:00 pm