Join CAC docent Brian Kelly on July 1 or August 8 as he shares how innovative collaborations between merchants and architects, along with the emergence of architecturally significant department stores, brought a retail revolution to State Street.
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The emergence of department stores disrupted retail in the 19th and 20th centuries. CAC docent Brian Kelly leads this event's attendees on a virtual trip up Chicago's State Street to investigate the rise of consumer capitalism, exemplified by the massively influential, architecturally significant stores of Marshall Field and others.
PROGRAM SPEAKER: BRIAN KELLY
Brian Kelly is a CAC docent and South Shore native. A branding consultant and retail maven with a degree in architectural history, Kelly’s unique perspective and fondness for both buildings and brands informs his views on intersections between them.
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