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Reception for Domicile: Exhibition in the Glessner House Museum, 10/14, 6 to 8 PM

by Leon Sarantos in New Exhibit

Botany Pond

You’re invited to the opening reception for our Domicile Exhibit this Friday evening!  

When: The opening reception is this Friday, October 14, from 6 to 8 PM for Domicile: An Exhibition in the Glessner House Coach House, 1800 S. Prairie, Chicago.

My UChicago architectural art is on display in this group show, including “Botany Pond” and “Cobb Hall.” The reception is free and open to the public. The Glessner House Museum will also be open during the exhibit.   There is free parking available during the reception at 1863 S. Wabash Avenue.

You can also see the exhibit as part of Open House Chicago.  Visit the Glessner House Museum on Saturday, Oct 15: 9am – 5pm & Sunday, Oct 16: 9am – 5pm.

The exhibit continues through Sunday November 27, 2016 (NOTE: The Exhibit will be closed Sunday October 30 and Saturday November 5).   

Cobb Hall

What: Art inspired by architecture.  This exhibition brings together artwork which is inspired by Chicago architecture. It features art that is influenced by by the artist’s neighborhood, house, or favorite building.  I am an architect as well as an artist.  I live in Hyde park and enjoy portraying the Gothic buildings on the University of Chicago campus. Come explore how architecture such as Glessner House continues to inspire in the 21st century!

Where:   Glessner House (1886), a National Historic Landmark.

The exhibit is in the Glessner House Coach House.  The Glessner House Museum is located at 1800 S. Prairie Avenue, Chicago (at the corner of 18th and Prairie).  Enter the coach house via the big green door on the south side of 18th Street.  There is free parking available during the reception at 1863 S. Wabash Avenue.  Call Glessner House Museum at (312) 326-1480 for additional information.


Glessner House Museum

Exhibiting Artists:  Alexandra Stevenson, Alex Gregory, Leon Sarantos, Caroline Keem, Henia Flynn, Elizabeth Ockwell, Vanessa Diaz, Anna Rae Landsman, Ivana Carman, Marcy Kennedy Anderson, Jessica Q. Lucas, Robert McQuillan, Hedda Lubin, and Leslie Rosario.  The exhibit was organized and curated by Jessica Q. Lucas and Marcy Kennedy Anderson from the artists’ collective Random Acts of Gallery.

About Glessner House Museum

A National Historic Landmark, Glessner House was designed by noted American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and completed in 1887. It remains an internationally-known architectural treasure in Chicago. A radical departure from traditional Victorian architecture, the structure served as an inspiration to architects such as Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and the young Frank Lloyd Wright and helped redefine domestic architecture.  Glessner House is located at 1800 South Prairie Avenue, on the southwest corner of Prairie Avenue and 18th Street.

This historic house museum is one of Chicago’s most iconic and influential residential structures.  H. H. Richardson’s last surviving work in Chicago was commissioned by John and Frances Glessner. This urban residential masterpiece’s radical design perplexed neighbors but was quickly embraced by architects for its innovative floor plan. With principal rooms facing inward toward a light-filled private courtyard, it helped create a new American style of residential architecture. An important collection of original furnishings features pieces representing the Aesthetic, Modern Gothic, English and American Arts and Crafts movements. Glessner House was saved from demolition in 1966 thanks to preservation efforts that resulted in the creation of both the Glessner House Museum and the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Tour Times:  Wednesday through Sunday at 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm

Guided tours are limited to 15 people per tour on a first-come, first-served, walk-in basis. Advance reservations for regular public tours are not accepted. All tours begin at our Visitor’s Center located inside the main Prairie Avenue entrance.  Admission is free on Wednesdays.


To see more of my art architectural art check out:

 Chicago Cityscapes

Glessner House Museum 

Glessner House At Open House Chicago 


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