Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Telephone: 312.787.4071

Jul 31, 2014

Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.


Upcoming Exhibition

This exhibition highlights the experimental, cross-disciplinary workshops organized by modern landscape architect, Lawrence Halprin, and avant-garde dance pioneer, Anna Halprin.

Upcoming Event

Please join us to celebrate the opening of our fall exhibition.


The City of Chicago and the Graham Foundation are partnering with the Chicago Architecture Biennial to present an international forum on architecture and the designed environment in Fall 2015. Sarah Herda, Director of the Graham Foundation, and Joseph Grima will be Co-Artistic Directors.

We are pleased to announce our 2014 Grants to Individuals—a diverse group of 68 projects from the U.S. and around the globe that work to advance architecture in distinct and innovative ways.

Congratulations to all of our grantees participating in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.

grantee news

A new grantee publication examines the bold architectural and urban innovation taking place across Latin American cities.

We are now accepting applications for the 2015 Grants to Individuals.
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SUMMER HOURS: The Graham Foundation Bookshop will be open Tuesday through Friday, 11AM to 5PM, through September 18, 2014. The Graham Foundation’s bookshop offers a selection of publications by our grantees and titles that relate to our public program of exhibitions and talks, as well as new, historically significant, and hard-to-find publications on architecture, urbanism, art, and related fields.

Courtesy of the Lawrence Halprin Collection, the Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania.; ; Justin McGuirk, Cover of "Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture" (Verso, 2014).