Landmarks Illinois Free Lectures. Landmarks Illinois sponsors a series of free lectures Preservation Snapshots throughout the year.
A Living Tradition
When: Thursday, November 9 – 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theatre, 77 E. Randolph Street, 2nd Floor
About the lecture
Learn about the murals movement and the collection of street art in Pilsen and Little Village. This lecture discusses the evolution of painted exterior murals from the 1960s to today and the continuing development of artist work becoming a living tradition of muralism in Pilsen.
Rebeca Fernandez is a licensed architect from Mexico City and currently an entrepreneur and emerging professional in historic preservation in Chicago. She completed her studies in architecture at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana and worked for over nine years as a consultant architect in her native city. In 2006, she moved to Pilsen where she became passionate about the historic neighborhoods motivating her to earn a Master Degree in Historic Preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).
A Living Tradition is presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
About Landmarks Illinois
Landmarks Illinois is the state’s leading voice for historic preservation. The 1971 demolition of Adler and Sullivan’s Chicago Stock Exchange Building gave rise to the formation of Landmarks Illinois. Today, it is statewide organization with 2500 members.
Since its founding, Landmarks Illinois has saved countless architectural and historic treasures throughout the state. The organization has established a variety of programs to facilitate, promote, and educate people about historic preservation.
Landmarks Illinois’ founding mission was to stop the demolition of significant buildings in downtown Chicago. Its mission today now encompasses architecturally and historically significant sites, structures, and districts in all the cities, towns, and rural areas of Illinois.
The Marquette Building, the Chicago Theater, the Reliance Building, and St. Mary of the Angels Church in Chicago, Bloomington Courthouse Square, Oakbrook’s Mayslake, and the Zimmerman farm archaeological site are among the places that Landmarks Illinois has helped save for future generations.