Events

In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin exhibit

October 7th 2016- March 12 2017

Elmhurst History Museum, Elmhurst, IL

Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961) was one of America’s first woman architects, a Chicagoan also known as a skilled artist, environmentalist, and community activist. A central contributor to the Prairie School of Architecture, her drawings of the Unity Temple and many other projects introduced Frank Lloyd Wright’s early work to the world. Mahony Griffin was the first registered woman architect in Illinois who became a pioneer in architecture and community planning.

Oct. 6: Opening Lecture, 7 p.m.—Dr. Anna Rubbo, PhD—an Australian native and an adjunct senior scholar at the Center for Sustainable Urban Development, presents the opening lecture to launch the exhibit, discussing Mahony Griffins remarkable life and legacy. Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center  Cost: Members Free, Non-Members $10.