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Join historian Suzanne Hinman as she discusses her new book, “The Grandest Madison Square Garden.” It is a tale of architecture, art and spectacle that unfolds in scandal-ridden 1890s New York, with some Chicago connections.

Free for CAC Members
$12 Public (includes CAC admission)
Gand Lecture Hall, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Hear the riveting story behind the construction of Madison Square Garden II and the controversial 18-foot nude sculpture placed atop the building’s spire that was later sent to the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Hinman’s book delves into the fascinating private lives of architect Stanford White and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, close friends and collaborators. Books will be available for purchase at this program.

Program Speaker: Suzanne Hinman

Suzanne Hinman

Suzanne Hinman holds a Ph.D. in American art history. She has been a curator, gallerist, museum director, professor and an art model. She owned an art gallery in Santa Fe and then served as director of galleries at the Savannah College of Art and Design, the world's largest art school.

  • Although this event is free for CAC members, advance registration is required.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center on the day of the event. View the CAC's hours.
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