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Dec 20, 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

The Graham Foundation is pleased to present "Treatise: Why Write Alone?", an exhibition and book project organized by Jimenez Lai.

Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11AM-6PM, the Graham bookshop offers a selection of publications by Graham Foundation grantees and titles that relate to the foundation's public program of exhibitions and talks, as well as new, historically significant, and hard-to-find publications on architecture, urbanism, art, and related fields.


The Chicago Architecture Biennial announces the launch of the Lakefront Kiosk Competition: an international, open submission competition that calls for a designer to realize an innovative architectural work on the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

The Chicago Architecture Biennial, the largest international survey of contemporary architecture in North America, will launch its inaugural edition in October 2015, entitled "The State of the Art of Architecture." In addition, the first commissioned project will be a photo essay on Chicago by world-renowned photographer Iwan Baan.

Grantee News

An exhibition of the work of Japanese collaborative ArchiAid—a group of architects and artists who responded to the urgent need to rebuild following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

This exhibition examines an extraordinary moment of cross fertilization among photography, planning, and mass media in response to urban change in three major American cities during the 1960s and 70s.

is-office (Kyle Reynolds and Jeff Mikolajewski), “Javits Javits 1,” 2012. From “New York, New York, New York,” 2012. Image courtesy the artist.; Iwan Baan, Chicago, 2014.; Lost Homes Project, 1:500 Kesennuma Inner Bay Area before 3.11, on view in "Groundswell: Guerilla Architecture in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake," MAK Center for Art and Architecture, 2014, Los Angeles. Photo: Joshua more