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4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Jul 23, 2016

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.


Current Exhibition

This exhibition deploys fin de siècle Istanbul’s architectural remains as a counternarrative to the city’s rich multiethnic historical development.

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


Join us for a roundtable discussion on the contemporary American metropolis with Judith De Jong, Marshall Brown, Robert Bruegmann, Claire Cahan, Andrew Metter, Juan Gabriel Moreno, and Mark Muenzer.

Join the Graham Foundation on August 6th, 2016 for a day of refreshments, music, and special prices inaugurating the Bookshop Summer Sale. The sale will run through August 13th, 2016, offering discounts up to 70% off.

Grantee News

To apply for an individual grant, applicants must submit an Inquiry Form—the first stage of a two-stage application process. The online Inquiry Form will be available on our website from August 15 until the deadline on September 15, 2016.
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By constructing a full-scale slave cabin as its central object, this project imagines what a nineteenth-century woman of African descent might have collected and stowed in her own unique "wunderkammer.” On view at Lynden Sculpture Garden in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

View of Michael Rakowitz, "The Flesh Is Yours, The Bones Are Ours," 2016, Graham Foundation, Chicago. Photo by: RCH | EKH.; “How the Strip Mall Can Save Suburbia” by Judith K. De Jong and “Smooth Growth” by Marshall Brown; Masha Panteleyeva, Svetlana Strelnikova, and Nazli Kaya, animation still from Paper Cities (Utopia Under Construction), 2016. Courtesy of the artists. From the 2016 Individual Grant to Masha Panteleyeva, Svetlana Strelnikova, and Nazli Kaya for the film Paper Cities.