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Edgar Miller Legacy, Terra Foundation, and our partners, present a five-part discussion series rediscovering the history and art of Chicago’s modern era “Renaissance Man” Edgar Miller. Each talk will feature a panel of experts from across Chicago’s varied industries in art, design, architecture and culture to bring to life the story of Chicago’s not-so-forgotten artistic genius, who believed in the philosophy of pursuing creativity every day, and was a master of the production of everyday art.

Please join us for one or all parts of this exciting, in-depth series. Refreshments will be provided. Free and open to the public! 

Note: Registration is recommended, but not a requirement for attendance.


List of Discussions

I: Edgar Miller, The Designer
A Pioneer of Art in Modern Design
Location: Chicago Design Museum, 108 N. State St., 3rd floor (Block 37)
Date: Thursday, January 26th, 6:00pm

Zac Bleicher (Director - Edgar Miller Legacy)
Alison Fisher (Harold and Margot Schiff Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Art Institute of Chicago)
Jonathan Mekinda, PhD (Assistant Professor, Design History - UIC)
Eric Allix Rogers (Freelance Photographer & Program Coordinator for Open House Chicago, Chicago Architecture Foundation)

Please register for FREE here!


II: Edgar Miller, The Architect
The Radical and Transformative Architecture of Edgar Miller
Location: AIA Chicago, 35 E. Upper Wacker Dr. #250
Date: Thursday, February 9th, 6:00pm

Zac Bleicher (Director - Edgar Miller Legacy)
Todd Palmer (Executive Director - Chicago Architecture Biennial)
Michaelangelo Sabatino, PhD (Professor and Director, PhD Program in Architecture, IIT College of Architecture)

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III: Edgar Miller, The Artist
The Fine and Folk Art of Edgar Miller
Location: Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario St.
Date: Saturday, February 25th, 2:00pm

Zac Bleicher (Director - Edgar Miller Legacy)
Rolf Achilles (Assistant Professor, Historic Preservation - SAIC)
Lisa Stone (Curator, Roger Brown Study Collection - SAIC)
Wendy Greenhouse, PhD (Art Historian)

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IV: Edgar Miller’s Times
The Interwar Cultural Context of Edgar Miller’s Artistry
Location: DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton Ave.
Date: Thursday, March 9th, 6:00pm

Zac Bleicher (Director - Edgar Miller Legacy)
Liesl Olson (Director - Chicago Studies, Newberry Library)
Robert Bruegmann (Architectural Historian & Author)

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V: Edgar Miller, The Man
An Intimate Look at the Life of Chicago’s Most Prolific Artist
Location: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.
Date: Thursday, March 23rd, 6:00pm

Zac Bleicher (Director - Edgar Miller Legacy)
Richard Cahan (Author & Publisher - CityFiles Press)
Larry Zgoda (Artist & Archivist - Larry Zgoda Studio)
Bob Horn (Artist, Teacher, Historic Conservationist)

Please register for FREE here!