As a repository rich in collections documenting the last 100 years of Chicago planning, the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries feature a a selection of papers, photographs, maps and books related to the 1909 Plan of Chicago. This exhibition examines both the legacy of the Plan and the ideas that would come to supplant it in later years, including: the early Plan-related projects prior to World War II, New Deal-funded infrastructure improvements, the post-War housing crisis and genesis of urban renewal, the regional growth of the 1950s and 1960s, and the proliferation of local planning organizations and policies in the last half of the 20th century.
* Please note the exhibition is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries are open to all Museum visitors; Museum admission is required.
This program was offered on these dates:
Exhibit : Wednesday, September 30, 2009 to Monday, November 30, 2009
Art Institute of Chicago
Cost: Open to Museum visitors
The Ryerson & Burnham Libraries
111 S. Michigan Avenue
inside the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60603