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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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Lectures

September 13:
Louis Sullivan and the Structure of Ornament: Work in Progress lecture by Anthony Alofsin
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September 14: 6:00 p.m.
Louis Sullivan and Henry Ives Cobb, Architects of Commerce and Culture, lecture featuring Diane Dillon
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September 18: 6:00 p.m.
The Parthenon of Modern Civilization:The Restorations of the Auditorium Theatre panel discussion with Ben Weese, FAIA, Jack Hartray, FAIA, Laurence Booth, FAIA and Daniel P. Coffey FAIA; moderated by Rick Kogan
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September 19: 6:00 p.m.
The Architecture of Louis Sullivan (1st of 10 lectures) featuring Diane Dillon
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September 26: 6:00 p.m.
The Architecture of Louis Sullivan (2nd of 10 lectures) featuring Diane Dillon
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October 3: 6:00 p.m.
The Architecture of Louis Sullivan (3rd of 10 lectures) featuring Diane Dillon
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October 4: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
The Restoration of Louis Sullivan's Ganz Hall at the Auditorium Building lunchtime lecture featuring David Mann and Booth Hansen
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6:00 p.m.
Chicago's Great Heritage: Preserving the Work of Louis Sullivan featuring Mary Brush, Gunny Harboe, and Vincent Michael
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October 9: 6:00 p.m.
Louis Sullivan & the Dream of an American Architecture
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October 10: 6:00 p.m.
The Architecture of Louis Sullivan (4th of 10 lectures) featuring Diane Dillon
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October 11: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Sullivan and the Synthesis of Nature and the Machine lunchtime lecture featuring Tim Wittman
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6:00 p.m.
A Sullivan Celebration: Contemporary Ornament and Architecture, panel discussion
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Getty Tomb; Barbara Crane,
courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

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