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Posted on: October 4, 2016

[ARCHIVED] New Exhibit Profiles Pioneer Architect Marion Mahony Griffin

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In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin
October 7, 2016-March 12, 2017
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.

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