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Date:
October 7, 2016 - March 12, 2017
Time:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Time Details:
Sunday, Tuesday-Friday 1-5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays
Address:
Elmhurst History Museum
120 E. Park Ave.

Elmhurst, IL 60126
Contact:
630-833-1457
Cost:
FREE

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In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

Friday, October 7, 2016

Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961) was one of America’s first female architects, a Chicagoan also known as a skilled artist, environmentalist, and community activist. A central contributor to the Prairie School of Architecture, her drawings of the Unity Temple and many other projects introduced Frank Lloyd Wright’s early work to the world. Mahony Griffin was the first woman architect registered in Illinois who became a pioneer in architecture and community planning. A key member of Wright’s Oak Park Studio for 15 years, she and husband Walter Burley Griffin won the international design competition for Canberra, Australia’s national capital. This exhibition traces her early life, her personal and professional partnership with Griffin on three continents, the final years of her life in Chicago—and sheds light on the work and legacy of a Chicagoan of immense but often overlooked importance.