Help us continue to restore and provide public programs at the world-famous Edith Farnsworth House Historic Site – one of Chicagoland’s greatest architectural treasures!

Last year, we completed the ambitious restoration of the Lower Terrace, the renaming of the EDITH Farnsworth House, and the completion of “Edith Farnsworth Reconsidered,” our 2020-21 programmatic focus. This year, we have begun the clearing of invasive species and planting of indigenous trees, sedges and wildflowers in the former sculpture walk area – and have launched “Every Line Is A Decision,” our 2022-23 programmatic focus. This project brings landscape and art together, to improve the site and strengthen our program offerings.

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As we continue to patch and maintain the intermittently leaky roof of the Edith Farnsworth House, we also prepare for its inevitable replacement: one of many necessary restoration projects on our list for the near future. Your support is needed now more than ever as we continue to activate Farnsworth, inviting new visitors to preserve its legendary past and to be part of its exciting future!

The plein air paintings of last year’s Creative In Residence, Joel Sheesley, shone a new light on the natural beauty of our 60-acre site, further enhanced this year by the work of sculptor David Wallace Haskins. Next year’s Creative, Alberto Ortega-Trejo, will continue to invite visitors to explore the intersection of art, architecture, and landscape. Our gallery exhibitions, launched in 2018, continue to explore architecture, photography, art, culture, and nature – exemplified by our upcoming exhibition, “Roger Brown and Miesian Metropolitanism.”