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Louis Sullivan at 150 Years
Celebrating Louis Sullivan's 150th Anniversary

In 2006, the Chicago History Museum led a six-week series of public programs to mark the 150th anniversary of Louis Sullivan's birth. The culminating event was the Louis Sullivan at 150 International Symposium, held at the Museum. Click here to access audio recordings of the symposium presentations, including the keynote address by Jean-Louis Cohen.

This website serves as a record of the celebration and provides an extensive overview of Louis Sullivan's life and career. Click here to find out more about the programs held throughout Chicago to mark Sullivan's sesquicentennial.

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Film Screenings

September 7: 7:00 p.m.
Louis Sullivan tour on WTTW's Chicago Tonight
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September 27: 10:30 p.m.
The Richard Nickel Story on WTTW's Chicago Stories
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October 12: 6:00 p.m.
Building for Democracy: The Small Town Banks of Louis Sullivan film screening and panel discussion
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World's Columbian Exposition,
Transportation Building, 1893
R&B Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago

This site is supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.