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Chicago, Illinois 60610
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May 30, 2017

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.



An exhibition that examines the recent proliferation of collage in architectural representation in relationship to scenography and theatrical set design.

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.


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.


We are pleased to announce the 2017 Grants to Individuals. Seventy-two projects by ninety-nine individuals from twenty counties, including exhibitions, publications, films, performances, and site-specific installations.


Through film and performance, this investigation of architecture as choreography examines architect Sverre Fehn’s Hedmark Museum in Hamar, Norway, to reflect how the physical body relates to and is choreographed by the space.

The first issue of Folio, a new journal of contemporary African architecture and urbanism, is now available. The first edition, "Pupae," meaning "emerging," refers to a body of work/knowledge the editors speculate is emerging on the African continent.

Aldo Rossi, Teatrino Scientifico, 1978. Courtesy of the Fondazione Rossi; David Hartt, "Camuy II," 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.; Flora Manteola, Javier Sanchez Gomez, Josefina Santos, Justo Solsona, Carlos Sallaberry, and Rafael Vinoly, Conjunto Rioja, 1973, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: Leonardo Finotti. From the 2017 Individual Grant to Leonardo Finotti for "Leonardo Finotti: A Collection of Latin American Modern Architecture, Volume 2."