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Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Feb 25, 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.


Job Floris, architect and co-founder of the Dutch architecture firm Monadnock, will present a talk about the firm's practice and their participation in our current exhibition.

Our deepest gratitude to Carter H. Manny, Jr. for his six decades of service to the Graham Foundation and the field of architecture.

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 exhibition reimagines three extraordinary artworks—Dennis Oppenheim's unfinished work "Guarded Land Area," Lebbeus Woods’s "Tales from the Tectonic Forest," and Kryzsztof Wodiczko's "City Hall Tower Illumination"—all of which raise fundamental questions concerning authorship, preservation, and responsibility in contemporary art and architecture.


We are now accepting applications for this year’s Grants to Organizations. The deadline for submissions is February 25, 2017.

Aldo Rossi, Teatrino Scientifico, 1978. Courtesy of the Fondazione Rossi; Carter H. Manny (right) with R. Buckminster Fuller (left), 1965, Graham Foundation, Chicago. Photo: Arthur Siegel.; Adrian Paci, Centro di Permanenza temporanea, 2007. Courtesy of the artist and Kaufmann Repetto.