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Houses of Tomorrow: Solar Homes from Keck to Today Runs Through May 29, 2022 at Elmhurst Art Museum

William and George Fred Keck, 1947. Photo courtesy of Chicago History Museum; HB-10596

To kick off its 25th Anniversary, the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Avenue, is excited to announce a Spring season dedicated to architecture including this exhibition and its complementary programming.

George Fred Keck designed the first glass house in America for the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago with visionary modern designs including new domestic amenities. His groundbreaking House of Tomorrow predated steel and glass structures driven into popularity by modernists such as Mies van der Rohe by more than 15 years.

This exhibition highlights the history and application of solar energy using Keck’s design for the House of Tomorrow; provides a dedicated gallery illustrating the mid-century solar homes by the Keck brothers; features a newly commissioned artist project by Jan Tichy centered on glass and light; and ends with winning designs from a 2021 passive solar competition, and more.

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