Virtual Exhibition Tour: Wright vs. Mies

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 7 – 8 pm

150 Cottage Hill Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Free, no registration required.

Video will be available to view on November 11, 2020, at 7 pm on our Vimeo page:

A virtual tour through Wright Before the “Lloyd” as well as the Museum’s historic McCormick House reveals how famed architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe butted heads over design and aesthetics. At the stage where Mies was appointed director of architecture at the Armour Institute of Technology, Wright said “But for me there would have been no Mies-certainly none here tonight” and walked out of the room. After this each of their followers dismissed the other: Mies disciples echoing his quote of “less is more”, while Wrights’ discredited steel and glass skyscrapers as “flat-chested architecture”.