Mies van der Rohe Society presents Mies and Me: Mies van der Rohe’s 137th birthday April 19, 2023

Mies and Me: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s 137th birthday and Mies Mies Society’s 20th anniversary. Image credit: Mies van der Rohe Society
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
6:00 to 9:00 PM
The Arts Club of Chicago
201 East Ontario Street
“Please join us for a special double celebration of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s 137th birthday and Mies Society’s 20th anniversary!
“Enjoy hors d’œuvres, live jazz, birthday cake, and a champagne toast at The Arts Club of Chicago—located at 201 East Ontario Street—beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19.
“Evening highlights will include:
  • “A sneak peek of famed film producer Katherine Lo’s documentary on Mies and his grandson—and Trustee Emeritus—Dirk Lohan (ALUM), FAIA
  • “A presentation on the design of The Arts Club from John Vinci (ARCH ’60), FAIA, a Chicago-based American architect known for the architectural preservation of historic buildings in addition to new designs
  • “Insights on the transformative reuse of Mies‘ designed staircase from the previous Arts Club of Chicago to this current one by architect Alex Krikhaar, (ARCH ‘91, M.S. ‘94), AIA. Alex is a Mies Society Board member and Principal at Vinci Hamp Architects
  • “A tribute to Mies Society board members who continue to illuminate Mies and the founding mission of our organization
  • “Ascend Mies’ eloquent staircase at The Arts Club and toast Mies’ incredible contributions to architecture and the built environment at Illinois Tech, Chicago, and beyond.
“Chic cocktail attire requested. Valet parking will be available.
“Space for this event is limited.”


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