Urban Design Tour - Chicago
Edgar Miller Legacy is pleased to invite you to join us this fall for our Edgar Miller Urban Design Tour. This guided bus tour will take attendees to some of Miller's most prominent commercial and privately commissioned works in the city of Chicago, including private spaces rarely open to the public.
Sites that the tour includes:
- King Arthur Court - Medinah Athletic Club - One of the Magnificent Mile's most spectacular hotel interiors, now known as the InterContinental Chicago Hotel, the King Arthur Court therein is a unique venue and home to some of Miller's most detailed stained glass windows.
- Trustees System Service Building - Now known as the Century Tower, a unique art deco architectural project that incorporates some of Miller's magnificent cut-lead designs in its entryway.
- Frank Fisher Studios - Designed in partnership with prominent Chicago architect Andrew Rebori in 1936, the landmark Frank Fisher Studios remains one of the city's most refreshingly designed private residences. This is a truly special opportunity to explore some of Miller's most beautiful architectural work.
- National Public Housing Museum - Not yet open to the general public, the NPHM has been a prominent leader in the preservation and restoration of Miller's larger public work. This tour will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the NPHM's efforts to restore Miller's large-scale limestone "Animal Court" sculptures designed for the Jane Addams Homes in 1938.
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.
Private Group Tours
Interested in a private tour of the Glasner Studio? Please contact us to inquire about specific availability and pricing at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 690-7359. Currently, we are only able to accommodate a limited number of private tours throughout the year for parties up to 12 people.