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February 22, 2001 Contact:Bryant Payne (312) 355-2523; bpayne2@uic.edu


"Art and Craft of the Machine." The University of Illinois at Chicago's Jane Addams' Hull-House Museum and the College of Architecture and the Arts will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's famous speech.

"The title of Wright's talk brought together two often conflicting concepts-a critique of modernization and industrialization on the one hand, and on the other hand, the powerful new social, political and economic possibilities of new machines and tools," said Margaret Strobel, interim director of the Jane Addams' Hull-House Museum. "These issues are still very much alive for us today in our era of rapid change, new technology, new opportunities and new anxieties."

All events are free and open to the public. For registration, call 413-5353.

Thursday, March 1
"The Speech and its Meaning Yesterday and Today." Sidney Robinson, UIC professor of architecture, will re-enact Wright's speech and Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for the New Yorker, will comment. Reception 6 p.m., presentation 7 p.m., GAR Hall, 2nd flr., Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.

Friday, March 2
"Arts and Crafts and Settlement Houses, History and Theory." A panel discussion will focus on the relationship between the historic arts and crafts movement and settlement houses, and the current role of arts in social programs. 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Room 329, UIC Chicago Circle Center, 750 S. Halsted St.

Saturday, March 3
"The Meaning of the Speech Today and Tomorrow." A panel will discuss the relevance of Wright's speech for current and future designers. The discussion will focus on the social, economic and political implications of Wright's comments as seen by architects, designers and others in the 21st century. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Rathskellar, UIC Student Residence and Commons, 700 S. Halsted St.

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