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Jul 04, 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

"Lina Bo Bardi: Together" presents the extraordinary work and legacy of the Italian-born Brazilian architect, furniture and set designer, curator, illustrator, and editor Lina Bo Bardi.


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.

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.

Grants News

This diverse group of 63 projects advances new scholarship in the field of architecture, fuels creative experimentation and critical dialogue, and expands opportunities for public engagement with architecture and its role in contemporary society.

The Graham Foundation galleries and bookshop will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, and will resume regular hours (11am-6pm) beginning Wednesday, July 7.

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.

Lina Bo Bardi, SESC Pompeia, Sports Block, date unknown. Photo Romulo Fialdini. Courtesy of the Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi.; Iwan Baan, Chicago, 2014.; Noritaka Minami, Facade I, 2011, Tokyo, Japan. Courtesy of the artist.