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Wrightwood 659 Presents Ando and Le Corbusier: Masters of Architecture
  • Presented By: Wrightwood 659
  • Location: Wrightwood 659
  • Address: 659 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, Chicago, IL 60614
  • Phone: (773) 437-6601
  • Dates: October 12, 2018 - December 15, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Wrightwood 659, a new exhibition space, opens in Chicago on October 12, 2018. Conceived for the presentation of exhibitions of architecture and of socially engaged art, it has been designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando, who has transformed a 1920s building with his signature concrete forms and poetic treatment of natural light.

    In a city rich with art institutions and internationally known for its architecture, Wrightwood 659 is designed as a site for contemplative experiences of art and architecture, and as a place to engage with the pressing social issues of our time. Located at 659 W. Wrightwood Avenue, in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, it is a private, non-commercial initiative envisioned as an integral part of the cultural and civic fabric of Chicago, as well as a new kind of arts space and cultural resource.

    Ando created the new gallery in an existing brick shell by removing the entire interior structure and inserting a new steel and reinforced-concrete skeleton. The building contains 35,000 square feet on four floors — with 18,000 square feet of exhibition space — and has the highest levels of museum- grade environmental and mechanical controls.

    Wrightwood 659 will be open to the public in the spring and fall, presenting two exhibitions a year, generally alternating between socially engaged art and architecture. It aims to provoke consideration and activism on behalf of a more just society, while simultaneously providing an environment that enables quiet contemplation and thoughtful looking. Wrightwood 659 does not have a collection, and it is not intended to be a collecting organization. Admission is by online reservation only. Walk-ins are not allowed.

Wrightwood 659 Presents Ando and Le Corbusier: Masters of Architecture
  • Location: Wrightwood 659
  • Address: 659 W Wrightwood Ave
  • October 12, 2018 - December 15, 2018
  • Wrightwood 659
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday