Ford and Farnsworth: A Tale of Contrasts

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The Farnsworth House, designed in 1947 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is an icon of the Modern Movement. The Ford House, designed in 1949 by Bruce Goff, is built of coal, glass, cedar, hemp, and pieces of a Quonset hut.  This tour offers a close-up look at both remarkable houses and challenges visitor to consider what it means to be “modern.”

This tour starts and ends at IIT Crown Hall. 

Duration: 5.5 hours
Capacity: 60

You must be registered for the Chicago Symposium to sign up for this tour. Guests can add tours during the registration process or later via links found in the registration confirmation email. Individual tickets will be made available to those not registered for the Symposium four weeks prior to the event.