Félix Candela's Concrete Shells: on view through March 3

Curated by Alexander Eisenschmidt, Félix Candela's Concrete Shells: An Engineered Architecture for México and Chicago roots Félix Candela (1910-1997) as one of the most prolific architects of the 20th century in his advanced geometric designs and lasting influence in contemporary architecture. Originated through the research of scholar Juan Ignacio del Cueto and curated by the architectural theorist and designer Alexander Eisenschmidt, the exhibition spotlights Félix Candela’s Concrete Shells through photographs, architectural models, and plans, as well as his time as a professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1971-1978. More»

Voices: Edra Soto, 2/20 at 6pm

Edra Soto is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist, educator, curator, and co-director of the outdoor project space THE FRANKLIN. She is invested in creating and providing visual and educational models propelled by empathy and generosity. Her recent projects are motivated by civic and social actions focus on fostering relationships with a wide range of communities. More»

Visita Guiada / Public Tour, 2/24 at 4pm

Visita Guiada / Public Tour: Félix Candela’s Concrete Shells: An Engineered Architecture for México and Chicago

Explora las obras celebradas del arquitecto Félix Candela, conocido por sus cascarones de concreto únicos que se encuentran por todo México. Esta exhibición incluye algunos de los diseños más famosos de Candela, como la Capilla Lomas de Cuernavaca (1958) y el Palacio de los Deportes, que fue construido para los juegos olímpicos de 1968 en la Ciudad de México. Además la exhibición destaca el tiempo en que Candela fue profesor en el Colegio de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Illinois en Chicago (UIC).

La visita guiada será presentada en español y durará aproximadamente 30 minutos. Visitas guiadas en español serán ofrecidas en las fechas siguientes:

Sábado, Feb. 24 - 4 pm
Jueves, Mar. 1 - 6 pm
Sábado, Mar. 3 - 3 pm
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