Jun 19th 2018

Dean Sabatino to Lecture at Elmhurst Art Museum

Dean Michelangelo Sabatino will host a discussion entitled "MODERN IN THE MIDDLE: Residential Architecture in Chicago & Suburbs, 1929-1975" at the Elmhurst Art Museum on Saturday, July 21 at 1:30pm. Attendance is complimentary with museum admission or membership. 

Sabatino's lecture precedes his upcoming co-authored book "Modern in the Middle: Residential Architecture in Chicago & Suburbs, 1929–1975," an architectural history of modernist houses realized in Chicago and its suburbs during the Twentieth Century. By bringing in dialogue two complementary yet distinctive strands of modernity – organicisim and rationalism – co-authors Susan Benjamin and Michelangelo Sabatino explore the substantial yet overlooked role that Chicago-based architects played in the development of twentieth-century domesticity in Chicago, America and beyond.

The program will promote an in-depth analysis of these modern domestic structures, and is being held as part of a series centered around the recent restoration of the McCormick House, a property of the museum and one of only three single-family homes built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Since the restoration, the building’s full exterior is now visible for the first time in nearly 25 years. 

Michelangelo Sabatino is the Rowe Family College of Architecture Dean Endowed Chair and the John Vinci Distinguished Research Fellow at IIT Architecture.

The Elmhurst Art Museum is located at 150 Cottage Hill Avenue in Elmhurst, Illinois.
For more information about the McCormick House, this and other programming, please visit the 
EAM website.