Bringing Modernist Icons Back to Life
Efforts to preserve our Modernist architectural icons are ramping up in Chicago and around the nation. In this 100th anniversary year of the Bauhaus, learn about the work underway to re-interpret and protect important Mid-Century Modern buildings.
Katherine Malone-France of the National Trust for Historic Preservation will detail the work she is spearheading to preserve and celebrate important Bauhaus-linked, Mid-Century Modern buildings across the country, including Farnsworth House and the Glass House, both National Trust Historic Sites.
Malone-France's talk will also focus on the profound influence of Bauhaus modernism in the U.S. and Chicago in particular, and examine how we can carry forward this legacy through stewardship, creative programming of specific sites and preservation. All of this is part of a larger and ever more urgent conversation around protecting our aging Modernist architecture as national heritage.
Program Speaker: Katherine Malone-France
Katherine Malone-France is the Interim Chief Preservation Officer at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In her previous role, she became the first woman in the nearly 70-year history of the National Trust to lead the Historic Sites department and, prior to her appointment, served as the Senior Director of Outreach, Education and Support at the National Trust. Malone-France’s tenure has included the creation of a dedicated fund to support historic gardens and landscapes at National Trust Historic Sites and a 5-year campaign to address critical capital projects across the portfolio of sites. Her leadership has also resulted in a diverse range of collaborations with contemporary artists creating new works inspired by National Trust sites.
Program Moderator: Lynne McDaniel
Lynne McDaniel is part of a husband/wife duo behind Chicagoland’s vintage furniture shop, An Orange Moon, now in its 10th year. She is also known as the "Goddess of WOW," in the WOW district (West of Western). The title was bestowed upon her for bringing businesses to the district with the goal of helping one another thrive. While An Orange Moon's forte is the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic, Lynne also offers vintage furniture and oddities from all periods. She is passionate about architecture, art and design, and enjoys hosting and facilitating events for her community.
AIA/CES Credit: 1 LU
- Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center on the day of the event. View the CAC's hours.
- Discounted tickets are available with a valid student ID for $12 at the CAC Box Office.