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Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Aug 23, 2017

Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The Graham realizes this vision through making project-based grants to individuals and organizations and producing exhibitions, events, and publications.



The Graham Foundation is pleased to present "in the forest," a newly commissioned multi-part installation by artist David Hartt. This project will coincide with the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.


Join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of 'in the forest,' with artist David Hartt.

The Graham Foundation Bookshop offers a selection of publications produced by the foundation's grantees, as well as titles related to our public programming and new, historically significant, and rare publications on architecture, urbanism, art, and related fields.


This major exhibition critically engages the recently acquired Wright archive, offering new interpretations of this rich trove to the public, 150 years after the birth of the seminal modern American architect.


We are pleased to announce our 2017 Grants to Organizations: 41 innovative projects from around the world advancing architectural discourse.


Are you interested in applying for one of our Grants to Individuals? Inquiry Forms, the first stage of our two-stage application process, are currently available. Please submit by the September 15 deadline.

David Hartt, "Carolina I," 2017, archival pigment print mounted to Dibond, print size 36 x 54 inches. Courtesy of Corbett vs. Dempsey and commissioned by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.; ; helloeverything/SelgasCano, Kibera Hamlets School, 2016, Nairobi, Kenya. Courtesy of architects. From the 2017 organizational grant to New York Foundation for Architecture-Center for Architecture for "Scaffolding"