Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Ave, will host a lecture by author Lynn Allyn Young, entitled “Beautiful Dreamer: The Completed Works and Unfulfilled Plans of Sculptor Lorado Taft” on Tuesday March 12, 2013 at 7 p.m.
According to the press release, “Taft made a name for himself in the late 1800s and early 1900s as a talented sculptor and influential lecturer and author.” One of Taft’s most famous works is Fountain of Time on the Midway Plaisance in Washington Park. It was created to commemorate the first 100 years of peace between the United States and Great Britain, thanks to the Treaty of Ghent signed in 1814. The sculpture, which underwent extensive renovation in 2005, was made out of a new type of molded, steel-reinforced concrete.
Young will present the results of her research including present-day photographs and vintage images. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing.
The program cost is $10 per person. Reservations may be made by calling 312.326.1480.
Glessner House is a National Historic Landmark and the last surviving work by architect Henry Hobson Richardson in Chicago. Completed in 1887, it is recognized nationwide for its groundbreaking architecture as well as its important collection of arts and crafts decorative arts.
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