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Join us for a special walking tour of the Art Institute of Chicago’s South Garden. CAF has arranged this tour to coincide with our new exhibit, The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley.

July 26, 2017
12:15 pm
$5 public
Free for CAF members*
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.


More than 1,000 projects completed by landscape architect Dan Kiley exist worldwide, including the South Garden at the Art Institute. Chicago Park District historian Julia Bachrach will lead this tour exploring one of Kiley’s most well-preserved designs from the mid-1960s, which features a grid of concrete squares, a rectangular pool and a dense canopy of Hawthorn trees.

Program Speaker: Julia Bachrach

Julia Bachrach. Photo by Robert Knapp

Julia S. Bachrach has worked as a historian and preservationist for the Chicago Park District for more than 28 years. She has written extensively about historic landscapes, artwork and architecture within Chicago's public sphere. Her books include “The City in a Garden: A History of Chicago’s Parks” and “Inspired by Nature: The Garfield Park Conservatory and Chicago’s West Side.” She has contributed to several other works as well, including “Midwestern Landscape Architecture” and soon-to-be published “Art Deco Chicago,” and has produced a variety of digital media projects, such as smartphone tours, audio tours and a web-based guide to the park district’s art collection.

AIA/CES credit: 1 LU

  • Although this event is free for CAF members, advance registration is required.
  • All online transactions will be charged a $3 convenience fee. To avoid this fee, order tickets via phone 312.922.3432 or in-person at CAF's Box Office at 224 S. Michigan Ave.