In 1941, former Arts Club president Rue Shaw commissioned Alexander Calder to create the mobile Red Petals, a prominent part of the club’s collection. For this program, Calder and Shaw return to The Arts Club to share the letters, telegrams, and sketches that resulted in this iconic sculpture.
Dmitry Samarov as Alexander Calder
Jane Beachy as Rue Shaw
Izzy Olive as Isabel Jarvis
with host Paul Durica
This program made possible by the generous support of the Terra Foundation for American Art.
In 1935, the architect Le Corbusier arrived in Chicago to give two highly-anticipated lectures at The Arts Club and the Renaissance Society. To celebrate this moment, The Arts Club revisits its third location – the Wrigley Building – to restage Le Corbusier’s talk on the modern city, presented in French and English. Aurelien Pederzoli portrays Le Corbusier, and Bill MacKay his assistant and translator, Robert Jacobs.
The Arts Club returns to its first location – the fifth floor of the Fine Arts Building – to reopen one of its earliest exhibitions, originally shown in 1917: Japanese prints from the collection of Frank Lloyd Wright. Among prints by Harunobu, Hiroshige, Katsukawa Shunsho, and others, the architect will deliver the lecture “The Print and the Renaissance,” followed by a reception and concert.