Glass Lantern Slide Lectures


Historians, architects, and artists will explore and activate Rebuild Foundation’s glass lantern slide collection. The Stony Island Arts Bank is home to more than 60,000 glass lantern slides acquired from the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. They cover art and architectural history from the Paleolithic period to the Modern era, and became obsolete when scholars transitioned to 35mm slides and, eventually, digital projections. By connecting this historic collection to contemporary currents in both art and architecture, this bi-weekly lecture series will put forward alternative views of art history.

Lectures are free and open to the public, but space is limited please RSVP.

This program is made possible by the support of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.