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4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Jan 29, 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.


Current Exhibition

The Graham Foundation is pleased to present "Treatise: Why Write Alone?", an exhibition and book project organized by Jimenez Lai.


Please join us for a performance by American media artist and sound composer Arnold Dreyblatt who will perform works, including "Turntable History / Spin Ensemble" a 2011 multi-channel sound composition created from Dreyblatt's own recordings of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanner.


The Chicago Architecture Biennial announces the launch of the Lakefront Kiosk Competition: an international, open submission competition that calls for a designer to realize an innovative architectural work on the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

The Chicago Architecture Biennial, the largest international survey of contemporary architecture in North America, will launch its inaugural edition in October 2015, entitled "The State of the Art of Architecture." In addition, the first commissioned project will be a photo essay on Chicago by world-renowned photographer Iwan Baan.

Grantee News

This exhibition and symposium gathers innovators in the fields of ceramic design and digital fabrication to expand and subvert the typical expectations and limitations associated with both traditional materials and new technologies.

We are now accepting applications for this year’s Grants to Organizations. The deadline for submissions is February 25, 2015.

The deadline to apply for the Carter Manny Award for doctoral dissertation research and writing on architecture is March 15, 2015.

Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11AM-6PM, the Graham 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.

is-office (Kyle Reynolds and Jeff Mikolajewski), “Javits Javits 1,” 2012. From “New York, New York, New York,” 2012. Image courtesy the artist.; Iwan Baan, Chicago, 2014.; Joshua G. Stein (Radical Craft), Tectonic Horizons, more