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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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Chicago History Museum

Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

Illinois Arts Council

The Brinson Foundation

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Society of Architectural Historians

The Art Institute of Chicago Ryerson & Burnham Libraries and Department of Architecture and Design

Newberry Library

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

AIA Chicago

Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division

Charnley-Persky House Museum Foundation

WTTW Channel 11

Richard Nickel Committee and Archive

Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust

Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral

Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts

Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University

International Masonry Institute

Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois

Preservation Chicago

Cliff Dwellers Club

Hyde Park Historical Society

Jewelers Building; Bob Thall, courtesy Commission on Chicago Landmarks

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