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  • Urban Encounters 2014: Movements/Mobilities/Migrations

    London | Dates: 24 – 25 Oct, 2014

    This year’s Urban Encounters symposium looks at the visual manifestations and effects of movement, mobility and migration on the historic and contemporary city. Over two days, an international line up of artists, academics, and researchers reflect on the nature of flow and flux through and between city spaces with a variety of topics including economic mobility, labour movements, borders, and the migration of things and people.

    In addition to a series of panels and presentations, this year’s symposium features half a day of workshops, seminars and walks, led by speakers and organisers. Participants will be contacted closer to the event to select from these activities.

    The series of panels focuses on the experiences of people and communities, built and architectural environments, urban landscapes, performativity and how material cultures reflect the possibilities and challenges that redefine how we understand the changing faces of everyday urban life. The workshops, seminars and walks provide a more intimate context through which to directly explore and discuss the ideas and themes of the symposium.

    This symposium is of particular interest to photographers, artists, film-makers, architects, sociologists, geographers and social researchers whose work addresses notions of social change and the decentring of urban life within an age of expanding globalisation and changing geographic boundaries.

    Participants include Bradley Garrett, Paul Halliday, Prof Bill Marshall, Jennifer Bajorek,  Paul Goodwin, Adam Kaasa, Xavier Ribas, Lia Chavez, David Kendall, Charlotte Cullinan and Jeanine Richards, as well as a keynote address on Friday by internationally renowned photographer, artist and director Nadav Kander.

    Urban Encounters is part of Urban Photo Fest and is organised in partnership with the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR), Goldsmiths, University of London; Kingston University, Oxford University and Openvizor.

  • Equity by Design: Knowledge, Discussion, Action!

    San Francisco | Dates: 18 Oct, 2014

    This year, AIA San Francisco and The Missing 32% Project presents its 3rd symposium, Equity by Design: Knowledge, Discussion, Action! The day has been designed to combine data sharing and learning-by-doing, while experiencing the studio-like environment of the San Francisco Art Institute, one of the city's richest architectural assets. We will present the results of the Equity in Architecture Survey in panel discussions focused in 3 major knowledge sessions: Hiring & Retention,Growth & Development, and Meaning & Influence.

    Break-out sessions follow each main knowledge session. You can choose from 3 relevant topics in each knowledge area that suits your professional needs. We will hear from thought leaders and then use our design thinking skills to generate creative solutions to the challenging practice issues that confront architects, emerging professionals, and firm leadership.

    Our goal is to inspire and empower participants to generate actionable takeaways that will be collected and shared as Equity by Design [EQxD] Best Practice Guides as an open resource to transform the future of the profession.

    Get a sneak peak of the Event Agenda, Knowledge Sessions and Break-Out Session options.

    Equity by Design [EQxD] Knowledge Areas and Break-Out Session Topics:

    Come for the Survey Results, Stay for the Discussion, Leave with a renewed sense of purpose to make positive change in your practice.

  • Urban Investigation Final Presentation: Who decides where homeless shelters go?

    Bronx | Dates: 27 Aug, 2014

    With a record 54,667 homeless people in New York City today, there is a serious need for shelters in the city. The Department of Homeless Services has to open up shelters on a regular basis to keep up with the demand for a safe place to sleep. But who decides where homeless shelters go? And why are some boroughs taking on more shelters than others?

    CUP and teaching artist Patrick Rowe tackled this question with a group of public high school students from College Now at Hostos Community College. Our latest Urban Investigation explores the decision-making process for siting homeless shelters in New York City. The students interviewed a Community Board District Manager, a City Council Member, representatives from an advocacy group, and the Department of Homeless Services. They share their findings in a collage-tastic poster.

    Join us for the debut of our project at the renowned Bronx Museum where students will discuss their creative process and distribute free copies of the poster.

    Wednesday, August 27 at 7 pm
    1040 Grand Concourse
    Bronx, New York
    D or B trains to the 167th Street station, 4 train to the 161th Street/Yankee Stadium station.

    Free and open to the public. All attendees receive a free copy of the poster. RSVP here by Tuesday, August 26 at 5 pm to reserve your spot.

    Major support for this program was provided by Deutsche Bank. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

  • Archifest 2014: CROWD

    Singapore | Dates: 26 Sep – 11 Oct, 2014

    Intitiated in 2007 by Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), archifest is a festival of ideas for the city in its eight year running.

    Archifest 2014 is a two-week long festival from 26 September 2014 to 11 October 2014, organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA). In its eighth year running, Archifest 2014 is not only a festival that celebrates Singapore’s urban environment, but also a nurturing ground for reflection, question, collaboration and experimentation.

    Taking place at various venues across Singapore, the festival is a platform for local and regional communities of creative individuals, thinkers and enthusiasts of the built environment to engage each other and the members of the public. It aims to provide a stage where change is envisioned and initiated.

    Theme

    The theme for Archifest 2014 is Crowd.

    Crowd will be a festival about people. It is also about process – the process of bringing together great minds and resources to create better places for everyone. Crowd carries different meanings in different contexts. The festival seeks to open up the discussion to investigate how the notion of Crowd operates and contributes to architecture and urbanism:

    Collective Intelligence
    How individuals, connected by various means, can share ideas, collaborate to form collectives, make incremental changes, and produce great impacts.

    Community Capital
    How people, connected by the place they shared, leverage on social capital to build better places for everybody.

    The festival will discuss and test how architecture, the city, and the role of the architect itself can be challenged and changed by this notion.

    www.archifest.sg/2014

  • The Future of Public Space

    New York | Dates: 05 Sep, 2014

    AIA CES: 1.5 LU

    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

    Where: At The Center   

    From Zuccotti Park to Campus Martius, from hidden corners to major squares, people are talking and learning about the role that civic space plays in their lives. 

    "The Future of Public Space" panel will provide an opportunity to discuss the issues and opportunities in our emerging era of urbanism. The panel will surf the scales from play to protest and from informal to formal. Critics, researchers, and others will look at how the space we create between buildings serves to expand opportunities, reflection, movement, and congregation. They will discuss the critical role played by our shared urban realm as we increase the population and density of our cities.

    This event is the third in a series of four programs related to the Open to the Pubic: Civic Space Now exhibition on view at the Center for Architecture from June 12 - September 6. The exhibition is an initiative of the Lance Jay Brown AIANY 2014 Presidential theme Civic Spirit:Civic Vision, which seeks to elevate public awareness of contemporary design challenges and opportunities as they relate to urban public space.

    Introduction: Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, 2014 President, AIA New York Chapter

    Speakers:
    Suzanne Frasier, AIA, Associate Professor, Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning
    Guido Hartray, AIA, Founding Partner, Marvel Architects
    Susan Silberberg, AIA, Founder and Managing Director, CivicMoxie LLC, and Lecturer in Urban Design and Planning, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

    Moderator:
    Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology, New York University and the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Founder, Theatrum Mundi

    Organized by: Center for Architecture

    Price: Free for AIA members and students; $10 non-members

    RSVP here

  • 1040 LOUNGE

    Bronx | Dates: 29 Sep, 2014
    Monday, September 29, 6:30 to 9:00pm

    Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea and architect Galia Solomonoff meet in the SuperPuesto with Beyond the Supersquare exhibition co-curator Holly Block for a lively discussion on art and architecture.

    Interested in the intersection between art and society, Arrechea’s artistic practice merges architecture, design, and sculpture in unexpected, often humorous ways. Argentinean-born Galia Solomonoff is the founder and Creative Director of Solomonoff Architecture Studio. Solomonoff advised Terence Gower on theSuperPuesto, a temporary pavilion commissioned by The Bronx Museum of the Arts in collaboration with the Andrew Freedman Home for Beyond the Supersquare.

    Beyond the Supersquare is the first U.S. museum exhibition to examine the complicated legacies of modernist architecture in Latin America and the Caribbean through the perspectives of 30 contemporary artists. With the goal of providing an immersive space for visitors to experience the exhibition’s artistic and architectural themes, SuperPuesto also serves as an annex for educational and public programs related to Beyond the Supersquare.

    Free admission and bar (donations suggested)

    Location: SuperPuesto, Andrew Freedman Home Garden, 1125 Grand Concourse between 166th and McClellan Streets, Bronx (across the Grand Concourse from The Bronx Museum of the Arts)


  • Rethinking the Garden Casita

    Bronx | Dates: 01 May, 2014 – 11 Jan, 2015

    From Puerto Rico to the South Bronx, the casita, or “little house” in Spanish, is the social centerpiece and focal point of many community gardens. New York Restoration Project (NYRP), in partnership with the Urban Air Foundation, enlisted TEN Arquitectos and engineers at Buro Happold to rethink the traditional casita as a modular kit of parts. NYRP staff will work with members of the Willis Avenue Community Garden in Mott Haven, Bronx, to assemble the pilot structure in their garden in Spring 2014.

    The design of the casita incorporates resilient elements such as photovoltaic panels, rainwater management systems, and Wi-Fi, ensuring that the casita will function off the grid both on a daily basis and in the event of another citywide disaster like Sandy. As a community-based design-build effort, the casita will also foster social resilience, serving as a refuge, resource, and venue for social interaction and community events. Looking ahead, the flexible kit of parts can be adapted and built at NYRP’s other community gardens across the five boroughs. Plans, sketches, renderings, and images of TEN Arquitectos’ design will be on view at the Bronx Museum to continue the dialogue surrounding community-based design and resilient architecture.

  • Brückenschlagen! Building Bridges

    Chicago | Dates: 02 – 30 Sep, 2014

    They lead us over deep gorges and wide rivers, they connect islands with the mainland and overcome various obstacles – Bridges are very important in our daily life. They do not only link places and countries to each other but also create a connection between foreign people and different cultures, which we would not get to without them.

    The open air exhibition “Brückenschlagen! Building Bridges”on Two North Riverside Plaza shows 24 historic and contemporary photographs of bridges in Chicago and Hamburg. Bridges are of enormous importance for both cities’ economy and trade. Hamburg, with over 2.500 bridges, has more bridges than any city in Europe and Chicago has the most movable bridges worldwide. Moreover there is one particularly important and special bridge, which links both cities: the Bridge of Friendship. Chicago and Hamburg have been sister cities since 20 years and a constant active exchange marks their friendship.

    "Brückenschlagen! Building Bridges!" is a part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of this friendship. The open air exhibition is presented by the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with Two North Riverside Plaza, Museum der Arbeit Hamburg, the Archive of the Hamburg Hochbahn AG, State Archive Hamburg, Foundation Germanic Technic Museum Berlin, Aufwind Luftbilder (Holger Weitzel) and photographers Ron Gordon, Tom Palazzolo, Marcia Palazzolo and Damon Shell (photographer and curator). 

    The exhibition will take place on the Two North Riverside Placa from 02/09 to 30/09.

    Curator: Damon Shell

  • FLOW/Im Fluss: light and water installation by Luftwerk

    Chicago | Dates: 17 – 20 Sep, 2014

    Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) showcases a site-specific light and water installation from Luftwerk (creators of Luminous Field in Millennium Park) titled FLOW/Im Fluss, nightly Sept. 17-20 from 5 p.m-12 a.m. in Chicago’s Couch Place alley on State Street between Lake and Randolph Streets. The installation is part of CLA’s Loop Placemaking Initiative, a series of innovative public space activations downtown that challenge perceptions of urban environments and encourage future investment.

    FLOW/Im Fluss is presented in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Chicago and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Sister Cities Chicago and Hamburg. FLOW/Im Fluss is presented in conjunction with EXPO ART WEEK (Sept. 15-21), a citywide celebration of art and culture with EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art (Sept. 18-21), as its centerpiece.

    Opening night of Flow/Im Fluss will happen during CLA’s ACTIVATE event on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The event will include a complimentary drink ticket for guests who RSVP in advance, with additional wine and beer available for purchase on site. Details will be announced next month at www.LoopChicago.com/ACTIVATE.

    Inspired by the element of water and its all-encompassing connectivity, Luftwerk’s FLOW/Im Fluss visualizes the characteristics of the Chicago River and Hamburg’s River Elbe through video compositions. The projected video will illuminate screens made of water—inviting viewers to immerse themselves into the flow of data collected from both rivers. This will be accompanied by live performances of Birgit Ulher’s Traces for trumpet, radio, speaker, objects and tape feeds.

    “Having lived in both Hamburg and Chicago, we are very excited to create FLOW as part of the 20th anniversary sister city celebration,” says Luftwerk’s Petra Bachmaier. “Since both cities are located on rivers, FLOW is a gesture addressing the connectivity through water ways in general, while taking a closer look at the specific data readings of the two rivers, Elbe and Chicago River.”

  • The Art of the Landscape and the Architect Presented by Michael G. Imber, FAIA

    Chicago | Dates: 11 Sep, 2014
    Thursday, September 11, 6:30 p.m.
    Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for guests wishing to view the museum.
    ICAA & Driehaus Museum Members $15, Public $20 

    This talk will explore the relationship between landscape and culture through painting. Landscape painting has always represented much more than the literal depiction of a place. Painting embodies both cultural and personal memories that are important to understand the meaning and spirit of a landscape to its people; these include historical, socio-economical, political and even religious views. Architects have traditionally used drawing and painting to increase their understanding of culture and place.  Likewise, by adopting these time-honored practices, architects today can create more informed, sustainable, meaningful and lasting architecture.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Michael Imber, FAIA is the Principal Architect of Michael G. Imber, Architects, PLLC a modern classical design firm based in San Antonio, Texas and recognized for a body of work that is strong in historic sentiment, yet modern in its execution.

    Michael has been honored with numerous local and national design awards including the Texas society of architect’s William W. Caudill, FAIA Award; for his achievements as a young architect and for his contributions to the American Institute of Architects. In 2007 Michael was honored with the Arthur Ross Award for his enduring commitment to the classical tradition in residential architecture, civic buildings, and neighborhood design. In 2008, he was inducted into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows for his contribution to American Design. Most recently, he has been the winner of the 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014 Palladio Award for outstanding achievement in traditional design and numerous Texas ICA&A Staub Awards in 2011 and 2012. He is also the designer of the 2011 Southern Living Idea House & the 2009 Coastal Living House.

    Copies of Mr. Imber’s monograph, Michael G. Imber: Ranches, Villas, and Houses, by author Elizabeth M. Dowling, will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation.

  • NeoCon East

    Baltimore | Dates: 29 – 30 Oct, 2014

    Now in its 12th year, NeoCon East, the East Coast’s premier design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, will once again make its mark on Baltimore, October 29 – 30, at the Baltimore Convention Center. This year’s edition will offer even more resources, brand new initiatives and provide an immersive experience of what’s new and notable in the industry. The two-day trade event will showcase more than 250 brands across a wide range of sectors, including workplace, government, healthcare, hospitality, retail,  education, and public spaces. Featuring product launches from top manufacturers, educational programming that includes CEU-accredited   seminars, timely keynote presentations and exciting events, NeoCon East is not to be missed.

    Show Highlights Include:

    • The latest in commercially focused products, materials, and cutting edge technologies from more than 250+ brands

    • Featured presentations by industry movers and shakers including: Shashi Caan, pioneering architect, designer and president of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers; and Kevin Salwen, journalist and author of Design Leveraged, a special report done in conjunction with IIDA and BIFMA. (No fee for keynotes and special presentations).

    • Over 35+ CEU-accredited seminars and association forums

    • Events including IIDA’s Opening Day Breaking Boundaries breakfast with featured speaker Helen Marriage, co-founder of London-based Artichoke (http://www.artichoke.uk.com), and producer of urban spectacle, celebration and “disruption.” Proceeds from the breakfast benefit “Health Care for the Homeless.”

    • A new floor plan with expanded product categories and easy to navigate layout that will include:

    o Interior Building Products. 
    o Technology
    o Interior Finishes + Materials and 
    o Furniture and flooring

    • McMorrow Report Partnership: a special Facility Manager/Exhibitor match program offering extensive reach to a powerful subscriber base of 42,000 facility managers in corporate, government, healthcare and sustainable vertical markets.

    • Special GSA Features – the largest design expo and conference featuring the greatest concentration of products and services under GSA’s Multiple Awards Schedules Program.

    WHEN:

    Wednesday, October 29, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Thursday, October 30, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    *Seminars begin at 8 am

    WHERE:

    Baltimore Convention Center, Halls E, F, G and Swing
    One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD

    REGISTER:

    Online registration begins September 4, 2014 and ends October 22, 2014

  • Dutch Design Week 2014

    Eindhoven | Dates: 18 – 26 Oct, 2014

    During the 13th edition of Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, you can see with your own eyes how the world of tomorrow is already in the making today. Smart solutions and inventive design offer new promising perspectives. From October 18 through October 26, the doors to the future open up in a city that buzzes with inspiration and creative energy for nine full days.

    3 design areas | 78 locations | 2200 designers | 400 events | exhibitions | workshops | seminars | food | parties

  • Teacher Workshop: Encountering the City

    St. Louis | Dates: 20 Oct, 2014

    Using the exhibition Encountering the City: The Urban Experience in Contemporary Art as foundation, teachers will begin with an interactive tour with the Kemper Art Museum's associate curator, Meredith Malone. Following the tour, educators will explore the impact of the urban environment on how we live and interact in response to the spaces, institutions, and commerce around us with nationally known educator Kathy Walsh-Piper. The Encountering the City workshop will relate to study areas of architecture, art, language art, and social studies.

    This workshop is free for members of the Kemper Art Museum; $10 for nonmembers. Space is limited, and registration is required. Light snacks and all supplies will be provided. Please register with Allison Taylor, manager of education, Kemper Art Museum at 314.935.7918 or allison.taylor@wustl.edu.

  • Encountering the City: The Urban Experience in Contemporary Art

    St. Louis | Dates: 12 Sep, 2014 – 04 Jan, 2015

    Encountering the City: The Urban Experience in Contemporary Art investigates aesthetic engagement with the urban landscape and the experiential impact of contemporary built environments. Encompassing a wide range of media—painting, sculpture, photography, and video—Encountering the City brings together significant works by internationally renowned artists from the Museum’s permanent collection as well as from public and private collections, including Franz Ackermann, Isa Genzken, Doug Hall, Jakob Kolding, Sarah Morris, Gary Simmons, and Wolfgang Tillmans, among others. Many of the artworks on view probe the relationship between art and architecture, be it critical responses to the failed aspirations of modernist architectural forms or evolving conceptions of place and space as they connect to themes of globalization and urbanism. Other projects focus on the material fabric of particular built environments (New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Beijing) and how the aesthetics of a city are informed by its cultural, commercial, and political configurations. Although diverse in material and approach, all of the artworks in the exhibition suggest different ways of inhabiting and viewing the world around us, provoking us to question how we live and how we understand ourselves within our perpetually evolving surroundings.

    Support for Encountering the City: The Urban Experience in Contemporary Art is provided by James M. Kemper, Jr.; the David Woods Kemper Memorial Fountation; the William T. Kemper Foundation; and members of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. The exhibition is curated by Meredith Malone, associate curator. 

  • Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association

    St. Louis | Dates: 12 Sep, 2014 – 04 Jan, 2015

    Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association presents the first public museum exhibition of architectural drawings from the private collection of the noted educator Alvin Boyarsky. Amassed during Boyarsky’s tenure as chairman of the Architectural Association (AA) in London from 1971 until his death in 1990, the collection features early drawings by some of the most prominent architects practicing today—Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Rem Koolhaas, and Bernard Tschumi, among many others. Through a selection of approximately forty prints and drawings that constitutes the bulk of this collection, as well as nine limited-edition folios published by the AA—including works by Peter Cook, Coop Himmelblau, and Peter Eisenman—Drawing Ambience offers a rare glimpse into a pivotal moment in architectural history and the imaginative spirit of drawing that was and continues to be instrumental to the development of the field.

    Coorganized with the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, the exhibition will debut at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and be on view in Providence from April 24 to August 2, 2015.

    Support for Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association is provided by the William T. Kemper Foundation; the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; the Regional Arts Commission; the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; and members of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Private Home Tours and Apprentice Lecture in Central California

    Carmel and Los Banos | Dates: 27 Sep, 2014
    Spend a day with Lynda Waggoner, Director of Fallingwater, touring two extraordinary Wright-designed private homes in central California – the Walker House in Carmel and the Fawcett House in Los Banos. To conclude this extraordinary day, special guest and famed architect Arthur Dyson will speak about his experience as an apprentice in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fellowship and his role in the recent restoration of the Fawcett House. A lovely al fresco dinner will follow.

    Tickets may be purchased for $300 per person online or by calling Dan Cody at 412-586-2410. Please let us know in advance of any special dietary needs. Space is limited, so RSVP early to reserve your place for this unique house tour. Deadline for RSVP is September 16. Smart casual attire is suggested.

    A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible and supports the preservation of Fallingwater.

    Please note: guests are responsible for their own transportation and lunch arrangements.  Guests will receive detailed directions and a list of suggested accommodations as follow-up to their registration.

    Purchase Tickets Here
  • Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971

    Chicago | Dates: 19 Sep – 13 Dec, 2014

    In the late 1960s, renowned American landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and avant-garde dance pioneer Anna Halprin organized a series of experimental, cross-disciplinary workshops that brought dancers, architects, environmental designers, artists, and others together in a process designed to facilitate collaboration and group creativity through new approaches to environmental awareness.

    Organized with The Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania, this exhibition presents archival documentation of the workshops to the public for the first time.

  • Aqueducts of Portugal

    Boston (Chestnut Hill) | Dates: 16 Aug, 2014 – 30 Mar, 2015
    A photographic exhibit surveying Portugal's diverse variety of surviving aqueducts. All but one post-reconquest, ranging from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment, they supplied fortress and university cities, monasteries, and estate gardens, and Lisbon's huge Aqueduto das Águas Livres whose central span is the tallest Gothic arch ever constructed. The exhibit is presented with the support of the Museu da Água, Lisbon and the Consul General of Portugal in Boston. http://www.bostonportuguesefestival.org/#!photo-exhibition/cp5h
  • Chicago River Bridges Tour

    Chicago | Dates: 28 Aug – 20 Oct, 2014
    An exclusive Chicago River Bridges Tour from Wendella Boats of Chicago's bridges with author and bridge historian Patrick McBriarty. See the bridges up close and learn all about Chicago’s development as McBriarty explains how the bridges work, their engineering and architectural significance, and regale you with stories surrounding these mechanical marvels. The tour cruises the Chicago River’s Main Channel, Forks, and South Branch passing more than 20 bridges to begin and end at the Wendella docks at the foot of the NW Bridgehouse of the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Take a fantastic journey through time and experience the Windy City’s bridges from the first wood footbridge, built by a tavern owner in 1832, to the iconic steel and concrete structures of today. Tickets are $40. To reserve your spot go to Wendella's website: http://www.wendellaboats.com/experience/chicago_bridge_tour.aspx
  • Gather Up The Fragments

    chicago | Dates: 07 Feb – 26 Apr, 2015
    February 7–April 26, 2015 This exhibition will present the Shakers’ history and religious philosophy through 190 objects drawn from the Andrews Shaker Collection at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and local Chicago Shaker collectors. the exhibition explores the relationship of Shaker faith and beliefs and their aesthetic in architecture, furniture and the applied arts. Works on view will not only include historical costumes, but also reels, spool racks, looms, furniture, architectural elements, woven baskets, steamed wood boxes, and kitchen implements. The exhibition will also tell the story of Faith and Edward Deming Andrews, pioneers who built the most comprehensive collection of Shaker artifacts in the country. The exhibition is generously supported by the American Folk Art Society, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and Terry Dowd, Inc.