Nov 4th 2019

The Adventurers Club – (adventures in the built, imagined, preserved, and lost landscape.) For the consideration of pressing questions in historical and cultural preservation.

Please join us at the Roger Brown Study Collection (1926 N. Halsted) for the second of three Adventurers Club meetings this semester – the full program for the next meeting and the rest of the semester is below –

Each evening will include two invited 20 minute presentations followed by several 3 minute presentations. This semester will feature the following 20 minute presentations

Please RSVP to – space will be limited on a first come first serve basis.

The presentations will commence promptly at 5:30pm
Monday 4th November – 5:30

Anne McGuire, AIA – The recent restoration of the Old Chicago Post Office Lobby. Pictured above – photo credit: Tom Rossiter. Anne is an architect with a 35+ year practice specializing in historic preservation and is a former adjunct professor in SAIC’s Historic Preservation program.

Tim Wittman – “How I Spent my Summer Vacation in MN and IA”
Tim has a thing for Prairie School architecture.

Followed by a number of Three Minute Adventures, including:

Lisa Stone – Miracles in Montgomery: Bill Traylor and Equal Justice.
Odile Compagnon – From Harvard Street to Arthington Street
Charles Pipal – on his recent prize winning set design for ‘Pippin’.
Nicholas Lowe – Roger Brown – Notes from Villanueva New Mexico.

Proposals are invited for ‘Three Minute Adventure’ presentations Three Slides in Three Minutes – please email Nicholas Lowe and Lisa Stone with a title and a very brief outline. (up to 75 words) up to five presentations will be selected each week.

Did you go somewhere incredible, see something amazing? Did you see something really mundane or humble, but significant? Are you working on a project of note? Are you compelled to share your story? In the spirit of the Chautauqua, The Adventurer’s Club will offer a series of illustrated storytelling gatherings for the SAIC cultural preservation community at SAIC’s very own historic house museum – The Roger Brown Study Collection. Come one come all, lively discussion is encouraged!

Coming up next –

Monday 9th December 9th – 5:30
Lisa Stone – Homework: Artists’ Studio Homes and their afterlives in Britain. Lisa is curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Hpres alumna, 1998) and she has a thing for house museums.

Carla Bruni – “Why We Smash Things: Demolition and Propaganda” Carla (Hpres alumna, 2008) is a lecturer and preservation and sustainability consultant specializing in community engagement, resiliency, concurrent truths, sharp metal objects, and raising an eyebrow at the status quo.

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