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Graham Foundation

The Graham Foundation fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The Graham realizes this vision through making project-based grants to individuals and organizations; producing exhibitions, events, and publications; and running an architectural bookshop.
The Graham Foundation’s director, Sarah Herda, has transformed the institution into a force, building it into one of America’s leading platforms for pushing forward conversations in art, architecture, and culture at large. Its exhibitions and programming are executed to an impeccable level.

Courtyard with Collection of Architectural Fragments

“Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry,” 2011, Graham Foundation, Chicago. Cube, 2010. Photo James Prinz.

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Architectural Bookshop

Graham Foundation bookshop designed by Ania Jaworska, Chicago, 2013. Photo Travis Roozée.

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“Spaces without drama or surface is an illusion, but so is depth,” 2017.

Graham Foundation, Chicago. Photo by: RCH | EKH.

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View of Michael Rakowitz

"The Flesh Is Yours, The Bones Are Ours," 2016, Graham Foundation, Chicago. Photo by: RCH | EKH.

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Judy Ledgerwood: Chromatic Patterns

For the Graham Foundation, 2014, Graham Foundation, Chicago. Photo Thomas Rossiter.

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The Graham Foundation fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The Graham realizes this vision through making project-based grants to individuals and organizations; producing exhibitions, events, and publications; and running an architectural bookshop.