Events

The Mies van der Rohe Society coordinates a range of programs and activities with the goal of providing a variety of events that have an appeal to a diverse audience. Please join us at one of our upcoming activities!

Mies’ 131st Birthday Party and College of Architecture Lecture

March 29, 2017

Mies’ 131st Birthday Party and College of Architecture Lecture Wednesday, March 29, 2017 5 p.m. reception (open to $35 ticket holders only) 6 p.m. lecture (open to all) Illinois Tech Mies Campus S. R. Crown Hall 3360 South State Street Chicago, IL 60616 Complimentary parking is available in lots D1, D2, and D5-V, located directly […]

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Blurred Music: A Performance by Biliana Voutchkova and Michael Thieke

December 7, 2016

Blurred Music: A Performance by Biliana Voutchkova and Michael Thieke Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:00PM The Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel 65 E. 32nd Street Chicago, IL 60616 RSVP: Free admission. RSVP Required. Biliana Voutchkova and Michael Thieke have worked together intensively within (and in between) both compositional and improvisational methods since 2011, presenting their […]

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Artist Talk: The Trinity Project

December 1, 2016

The Mies Society is pleased to partner with Goethe Institute to present an artist talk coinciding with The Trinity Project, an exhibition of works by architects Schulz und Schulz and photographers Joachim Brohm and Valentina Seidel. DATE: Thursday, December 1, 2016 TIME: 6:00 PM LOCATION: The Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel 65 E. 32nd Street, […]

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Exclusive Curator-led tour of “Moholy-Nagy: Future Present”

November 17, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016 5PM — Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres at Terzo Piano 6PM – Tour of “Moholy-Nagy: Future Present” with Matthew S. Witkovsky, Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator, Department of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago Meet at Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago 159 East Monroe Street Chicago, […]

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AIA Illinois Awards Ceremony

September 27, 2016

Join the Mies Society as AIA Illinois honors Harboe Architects with the 2016 Crombie Taylor Citation of Merit for Preservation and Restoration DATE: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 TIME: 10:30—11:30 AM LOCATION: The Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel 65 E. 32nd Street, Chicago, IL 60616 The Crombie Taylor Award acknowledges a project that has enhanced the […]

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Theatre

October 1, 2015

The Mies Society is pleased to partner with the Chicago Architecture Biennial to co-present Theater, a site-specific installation and series of performances by the internationally acclaimed Mexico City-based artist Santiago Borja. Debuting in conjunction with the opening of the Biennial, the program will take place in Mies van der Rohe’s recently restored Carr Chapel between […]

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Open House Chicago at IIT

October 15, 2016

On October 15-16, the Mies Society will welcome the public to IIT’s Mies Campus for Open House Chicago. Organized by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Open House offers behind-the-scenes access to architecturally significant buildings across the city. Visitors are invited to tour Mies van der Rohe’s S. R. Crown Hall and Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel […]

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A Lecture by Mels Crouwel

October 7, 2015

The Mies Society will partner with IIT’s College of Architecture to welcome Mels Crouwel, an architect with a personal passion for art and culture and known for paying great attention to functionality and sustainability. His lecture, “The Dutch Way,” is part of the Dean’s Lecture Series. Mels Crouwel (1953, Amsterdam) graduated as an engineer from […]

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Campus in a Park

November 7, 2015

The Campus in a Park tour led by Professor Ron Henderson will focus on the contributions of landscape architects Alfred Caldwell, Michael van Valkenburgh, and Peter Schaudt to the Illinois Institute of Technology Mies campus, which was identified by Forbes Magazine as one of “America’s Most Beautiful College Campuses” in 2011. As part of the […]

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Curator-led tour of the Chicago Architecture Biennial

November 18, 2015

Join the Mies Society on Wednesday, November 18 for a special curator-led tour of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. Titled The State of the Art of Architecture, the Biennial takes stock of the extraordinary ways in which architects, artists, designers, planners, activists, and policy makers from around the world are tackling the most pressing issues […]

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Modern Material: The Mies van der Rohe Birthday Celebration with The Second City

March 31, 2016

Tickets are now available for Modern Material, the 2016 Mies van der Rohe birthday party hosted by the Mies Society. This much-anticipated annual bash celebrating Mies van der Rohe’s 130th birthday will feature an evening of architecturally inspired sketch and improvisational comedy presented by Chicago’s preeminent designers of satire, The Second City. The event will […]

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Exclusive Vinci | Hamp Studio Visit

June 8, 2016

The Mies Society is pleased to invite its members to an exclusive studio visit at the offices of Vinci | Hamp Architects, Inc. The firm’s principal, College of Architecture alumnus John Vinci (BAC ARCH ’60), will be joined by the firm’s partner, Alex Krikhaar (BAC ARCH ’91, M ARCH ’94), to discuss their multifaceted design […]

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