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Chicago Craftsmen and Second Presbyterian Church

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Second Presbyterian Church

1936 Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60616

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Following a devastating fire in 1900, architect Howard Van Doren Shaw was hired to redesign the sanctuary of Second Presbyterian Church. He engaged a number of leading Chicago craftsmen who shared Shaw's vision for a unified interior that exemplified the tenets of the Arts & Crafts movement. This program, given by William Tyre, Executive Director and Curator of the nearby Glessner House Museum, will begin with a PowerPoint presentation discussing the team that Shaw assembled, and their work at the church and at other sites around the city. Following the presentation, Tyre will lead attendees through the sanctuary pointing out significant artistic features by muralist Frederic Clay Bartlett, lighting designer Willy Lau, sculptor Frederick Purdy and others.

This special lecture and tour is being presented as a partner program with Art Design Chicago, a citywide celebration of the city's art and design legacy spearheaded by the Terra Foundation. To learn more, visit artdesignchicago.org.

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