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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

Madlener House


4 W. Burton Pl.


Gold Coast / Near North Side


Sat, Oct 13: 11am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: Closed

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available


Richard E. Schmidt, 1902


The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts was founded in 1956. The Foundation makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations while producing public programs about architecture and its role in the arts, culture and society. The Graham Foundation is located in the Madlener House, a turn-of-the-century Prairie-Style mansion. It features a stunning entryway and ornamentation by Hugh M. G. Garden. The house was restored in 1963 by Brenner, Danforth & Rockwell.

Behind the Scenes

Experience the building's exquisite interiors including the ballroom, an outdoor sculpture garden, a bookshop and a non-lending library containing hundreds of architecture, design and arts publications.