Mies van der Rohe Society presents Mies Birthday Soirée: Mies van der Rohe’s 138th Birthday April 3, 2023

“Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together—there it begins.”

— Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“In recent years, many have tried to ‘read the mind’ of Mies to allow for an understanding of his basic philosophies. His passion for rich materials, surfaces, and textures reveals a creative mind equally preoccupied with the way materials come together. Mies was also a great collaborator, known often to come together with his students, colleagues, family, and friends. Mies was known to rarely say ‘I’—it was always ‘we’.

“In the mid-nineteen sixties, the seismic shift in the understanding of Eastern meditation, music, and spirituality was inadvertently popularized by the Beatles through a longing for inner meaning and world peace. During this period, Mies continued to design beautiful buildings around the world, but his lessons went far beyond aesthetics and into the psychology of environment and rules of perception. Knowing the interrelationship between culture and art, meditation, and the search for peace, we invite you to come together to witness beauty, culture, and emotion through architecture and artistic performances. Come celebrate this sensual and joyous occasion of Mies’ 138th birthday together with us!”

Mies and Me: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s 138th birthday

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
6:00 to 9:00 PM
The Arts Club of Chicago
201 East Ontario Street

Valet parking will be available.
Space for this event is limited.

Register at Mies van der Rohe Society


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