Opening of Dan Friedman: Radical Modernist
Fri, April 28, 5:30p–9:00p

Dan Friedman: Radical Modernist celebrates risk, experimentation, and optimism. Curated by Friedman himself, it reaffirms the 20th Century tenets of modernism, rejects corporate style, and advocates for expression and purpose in one’s work, like many in our community.

Bridge boundaries, celebrate expression, and be inspired as we open the show with drinks, music, and networking with design enthusiasts. ChiDM members, please join us at 5:30 for early access, doors open to the public at 6 pm.

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ChiDM Presents: Chris Pullman on Dan Friedman
Sat, April 29, 1:00p–3:00p

Come to the first ChiDM Presents event of Dan Friedman: Radical Modernist! Chris Pullman, AIGA medalist and friend of Friedman, will provide a personal reflection on the eclectic career and evolving philosophy of a positive modernist in a post-modernist world.

ChiDM Presents is a semi-monthly event series within Dan Friedman: Radical Modernist. All events are free and open to the public, and held at the Chicago Design Museum on the 3rd floor of Block 37.

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(Re)Defining Design—Toward Innovation with Purpose
Tue, May 2, 6:00p–8:30p

Reclaiming and Building Community Wealth, featuring Bernard Loyd

How can the design process be reinvented to better approach our city’s most complex and entrenched issues? This series will explore the methods and partnerships that can bring bigger, better, and faster change to pressing social, environmental, and economic topics. Through interactive discussions with local experts and pioneering practitioners led by Foresight Design Initiative, attendees will be exposed to new tools for more deeply understanding and addressing Chicago’s complex challenges.

Join us for the first in a series of three events for a facilitated, interactive discussion with Bernard Loyd at ChiDM from 6–7:30, and continue the discussion at Latinicity over dinner from 7:30–8:30. Please note that no refunds will be processed for this event.

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Private Tour + Open Studio—Glasner Studio
Sat, May 6, 1:00p–4:00p

Escape the daily grind and discover inspiration with this private experience of Edgar Miller's Glasner Studio.

The Glasner Studio (1928) is Edgar Miller’s masterpiece of art, design, and architecture, incorporating Miller’s woodwork, metalwork, mosaics, stained glass, and more. Part of a private enclave in Chicago’s Old Town, Glasner Studio is a brilliant amalgam of arts and crafts, art deco, and early modernist styles and building techniques.

The fully restored home is open to guests on a very limited basis, and the Chicago Design Museum has secured a private viewing for attendees. This event will include a docent-led tour of the buidling followed by time to reflect and be inspired by the home itself. Bring your camera, computer, penciles, sketchbooks, etc. to record your inspiration, and then share in a group discussion at the end of the event.

Your ticket includes a tour of the home and paper provided by Resketch to capture your thoughts. Coffee and tea will also be served.

Due to the exclusive nature of the reservation, no refunds or cancellations can be processed. Unfortunately, Glasner Studio, a private home built in 1928, is inaccessible to those with mobility impairments. We apologize for this inconvenience—Edgar Miller Legacy is in the process of developing a virtual tour of the home.

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