Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Telephone: 312.787.4071

Jul 28, 2014

Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.


Current Exhibition

"Everything Loose Will Land" explores the dynamic intersection of architecture and the visual arts in Los Angeles during the 1970s.

Upcoming Event

On July 21, architectural and urban historian Simon Sadler delves into Archigram’s images of Los Angeles, a city that became the new locus of the urban imaginary in the vanguard circuits of 1960s London.


The City of Chicago and the Graham Foundation are partnering with the Chicago Architecture Biennial to present an international forum on architecture and the designed environment in Fall 2015. Sarah Herda, Director of the Graham Foundation, and Joseph Grima will be Co-Artistic Directors.

We are pleased to announce our 2014 Grants to Individuals—a diverse group of 68 projects from the U.S. and around the globe that work to advance architecture in distinct and innovative ways.

Congratulations to all of our grantees participating in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.

grantee news

A new grantee publication examines the bold architectural and urban innovation taking place across Latin American cities.

We are now accepting applications for the 2015 Grants to Individuals.
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Open Wednesday to Saturday, 11AM to 6PM, the Graham Foundation’s bookshop offers a selection of publications by our grantees and titles that relate to our public program of exhibitions and talks, as well as new, historically significant, and hard-to-find publications on architecture, urbanism, art, and related fields.

Craig Hodgetts, Ecotopia, 1978. Lead pencil and magazine cut out inlay, 14 1/2 x 17 inches. Copyright Craig Hodgetts. Courtesy of Hodgetts + Fung. Photo Joshua White.; ; Justin McGuirk, Cover of "Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture" (Verso, 2014).