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Apr 02, 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

Atelier Bow-Wow collaborated with assistant professor Jesús Vassallo and students of the Rice School of Architecture to explore the vernacular "shotgun" house in this new installation in Houston.

The Graham Foundation Bookshop is currently open by appointment only as we install our new exhibition, which opens to the public on 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.; Atelier Bow-Wow in collaboration with Jesús Vassallo and students of the Rice School of Architecture, view of SHOTGUN, Rice University Art Gallery, 2015, Houston. Photo: Nash more