Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Telephone: 312.787.4071
info@grahamfoundation.org

Aug 03, 2015

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.

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Upcoming Exhibition

The first major survey of the work of Chicago artist Barbara Kasten, this exhibition spans nearly five decades of the artist’s ongoing engagement with abstraction, light, and architectural form and explores her expansive photographic practice as it has developed through the lens of architecture, sculpture, painting, theater, and textile.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of our fall exhibition, "Barbara Kasten: Stages", with introductory remarks by Barbara Kasten and ICA curator Alex Klein.

NEWS

As a presenting partner of the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, we are pleased to share the list of architects and artists from around the world who will participate in the inaugural edition, which opens this October.

Upcoming Events

Chicago-based dance company will present their newest work-in-progress, an immersive, site-specific dance performance that will activate multiple rooms in the Graham Foundation’s Madlener House.

Grants News

We are now accepting applications for the 2016 Grants to Individuals. Since 1956, the Graham Foundation has provided direct funding to individuals to produce publications, exhibitions, films, research, and other projects that foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.

Open Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm, the Graham Foundation Bookshop offers a selection of publications by Graham Foundation grantees and titles that relate to the foundation's public program of exhibitions and talks, as well as new, historically significant, and hard-to-find publications on architecture, urbanism, art, and related fields.

Photo-documentation of Barbara Kasten installing the exhibition "Centric 2: Barbara Kasten, Installation/Photographs", University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach, 1982. Courtesy of the artist and the University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach.; Iwan Baan, Chicago, 2014.; Ying Xiao and Shengchen Yang, “Occupy Skyscraper”, 2012, New York. Courtesy of the artists.