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On Monday, March 19, we will be undergoing maintenance on our phone system and will not be able to accept any phone calls. Online ticket purchasing should not be affected.

The trailblazing designs of Louis H. Sullivan (1856—1924) prefigured Modern architecture. To honor him, this tour explores his work in the Loop—what’s still standing and what’s fallen. In cooperation with the Art Institute of Chicago, we’ll trace Sullivan’s career and philosophy through surviving works, fragments and relevant sites in the city center.

2 Hours
$40 public
$20 CAF members
FREE for members of CAF and AIC
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Who influenced Sullivan and how did he influence those who followed? What forces galvanized Chicago's preservation movement? The answers can be found on this insightful journey through the life of Frank Lloyd Wright’s "lieber meister."

  • This tour requires an Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) pass. The pass is included in the price of the ticket, but must be picked up at the CAF box office prior to the tour departure.
  • Current AIC members who wish to buy a ticket for this tour without the pass included must do so in person at the CAF box office.
  • Water bottles, large bags and backpacks are not allowed inside the Art Institute. If you choose to bring along a bag or backpack, it must be checked at the coat room before entering the museum ($1 fee). Water bottles cannot be checked and should not be brought along on the tour.

Upcoming Louis Sullivan: Lost and Found Tours