NATIONAL PUBLIC HOUSING MUSEUM:
WHERE THE HEART IS
Chicago has always been a global city, attracting immigrants from every continent during the 20th century. Public housing has served new Chicagoans settling here from countries like Poland, Spain, Cuba, Nigeria, Ghana, the Philippines, and Korea.
JANE ADDAMS HULL-HOUSE MUSEUM:
EXPERIMENT IN DEMOCRACY
More than 24 different racial and ethnic groups visited Hull-House, which offered immigrants and native-born Americans an opportunity to socialize, learn, and imagine how to live together within a democratic society.
MCCORMICK HOUSE AT ELMHURST ART MUSEUM:
FROM BAUHAUS TO OUR HOUSE
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German-born architect and one of the pioneers of modernism. In his accomplished career he served as director of Bauhaus from 1930-33, and moved to the United States in 1937. In Chicago, he served as head of the architecture department at the Illinois Institute of Technology for 20 years.