• Lecture/Panel
  • Sat, Oct 24
  • 11:00 am–1:00 pm
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • 25 with additional purchase of Museum Entry

Uncover the innovators who breathed life into Chicago’s magical White City. In celebration of the City of Chicago’s Architecture Biennial, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is offering its renowned virtual simulation of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition on Saturday, October 24 at 11 a.m.

The presentation will uncover the little-known stories behind what has been called the “greatest meeting of artists since the 15th century,” gathered by the Fair’s Director of Works Daniel Burnham. From Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, designers of the Fair’s Transportation Building; to William Le Baron Jenney, who designed the Horticulture structure; and Sophia Hayden, the young winner of the contest to design the Woman’s Building—these architects created a classical city that would have lasting repercussions on American design ideals.

Dr. Lisa M. Snyder from UCLA’s Institute for Digital Research and Education will present her rich computer reconstruction of the White City using amazing, real-time visual simulation technology. Tim Samuelson, cultural historian for the City of Chicago, will provide expert commentary and insight.

Purchase tickets via the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago website.