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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

Madlener House


4 W. Burton Pl.


Gold Coast


Sat, Oct 19: 11am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 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.

Visitor Experience

Experience the building's exquisite interiors including the ballroom, outdoor sculpture garden, bookshop and non-lending library containing hundreds of architecture, design and arts publications. The exhibition "Tatiana Bilbao Estudio: Unraveling Modern Living" will be on view on both the first and second floor.