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

Jan 24, 2017

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.



An exhibition that examines the recent proliferation of collage in architectural representation in relationship to scenography and theatrical set design.

Please join us for a reception and talk by curators Ruth Estévez and Wonne Ickx to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition,  Spaces without drama or surface is an illusion, but so is depth.


'Kjell Theøry' is an immersive, multimedia performance that uses coded systems and augmented reality to create a liminal theatre evolved in relation to the Graham Foundation’s specific spatial context.

The Graham Foundation Bookshop offers a selection of publications produced by the foundation's grantees, as well as titles related to our public programming and new, historically significant, and rare publications on architecture, urbanism, art, and related fields.


An exhibition of paintings, drawings, and rarely seen private notebooks that reveal Hadid's all-encompassing vision and early experimentations.


We are now accepting applications for this year’s Grants to Organizations. The deadline for submissions is February 25, 2017.

Aldo Rossi, Teatrino Scientifico, 1978. Courtesy of the Fondazione Rossi; ATOM-r, Kjell Theøry: A Prologue, Graham Foundation, Chicago, 2016. Photo: Grace Duval.; Zaha Hadid, Metropolis, 1988, on view at Serpentine Sackler Gallery, 2016, London. Photo: Hugo Glendinning.