The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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Spertus is a Jewish institution that invites people of all ages and backgrounds to explore the multi-faceted Jewish experience through its innovative public programming, exhibitions collections, research facilities and degree programs. Spertus inspires learning, serves diverse communities, and fosters understanding for Jews and people of all faiths, locally, regionally and around the world.

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Centennial Activities

Monday, March 23, 2009 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, April 30, 2009 noon to 1:30pm

Burnham’s Bold Plans and Rosenwald’s Unconventional Philanthropy: Improving the Quality of Life

Spertus Museum

Join Spertus Museum for free curator led tours of A Force For Change: African American Art and the Julius Rosenwald Fund, a changing exhibition featuring the works of Rosenwald fellows such as Elizabeth Catlett and Charles White. The tours will include a discussion of Rosenwald’s connections to Burnham, as well as the way the Museum’s LEED certified green building epitomizes the lessons learned from the Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago. Following the tours there will be facilitated discussions on current greening initiatives in Chicago. [MORE]

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