Edgar Miller's Glasner Studio Tour
Enter an incredibly designed, magical home created by artist, designer, and craftsman Edgar Miller during the Chicago Art Renaissance of the 1920s and 30s. Edgar Miller is virtually unknown today but in his prime, he designed and executed hundreds of interior and exterior spaces, installations, sculptures, murals, and more, and he was also one of the earliest pioneers of modern graphic design in advertising. This tour will visit the Rudolph Glasner Studio, Miller's most exquisite and rare gem of art, design, and architecture, "hidden in plain sight" in Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood.
Public tours of the Glasner Studio, part of a private residential complex, are restricted to the second Saturday of every month, September through May, by reservation only.
Note: Glasner Studio, a private home built in 1928, is inaccessible to those with mobility impairments, and requires the traversing of many stairs. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. We are also developing a virtual tour.
Edgar Miller Site Tour Series
We’re excited to announce our Summer 2018 citywide tour series, and we hope you’ll start making plans to join us as these tours will fill up fast.
Sunday, June 10th, 9:30am - 4:30pm: Chicagoland Tour, Chicago, IL
This bus tour will consist of a day-long excursion, stopping at sites around the greater Chicagoland area, including Miller’s incredible stained glasswork at the Oakridge Mausoleum in Hillside. Other stops will include the First Congregational Church in Des Plaines, Northwestern University Technological Institute, and Emanuel Congregation Synagogue. This tour will offer a rarely seen glimpse of Miller's extensive commissioned work.
Sunday, August 19th, 9:30-5:00: Pabst Murals and More!, Milwaukee, WI
This road trip bus tour will be traveling to Milwaukee to visit Pabst Mansion and the Best Place at the historic Pabst Brewery, which houses Miller's fantastic frescoes depicting the history of brewing and the story of Pabst Brewing Company. This tour will also include lunch at Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub and a guided tour of Best Place by historian and chief steward Jim Haertel. And yes, beer is also included!
Space is extremely limited, so please sign up as soon as possible. Limited early bird tickets are available now!