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Apr 19, 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.


Upcoming 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.


Please join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of our spring exhibition "Lina Bo Bardi: Together."


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

A new multi-media installation in a vacant space within the iconic Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles emphasizing Hartt's exploration of spatial dynamics and conceptual beauty.

The Graham Foundation Bookshop is currently open by appointment only while we install our new exhibition, opening April 24, 2015. The 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.; View of David Hartt: Interval installed at Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 2015, Los Angeles. Courtesy of the artist and more