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ReFramed and ReCovered: A Conversation with the Curators

May 9, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


This intimate event brings co-curators for ReFramed and ReCovered into conversation around the many benefits that trees impart to cities. Learn about the vision and themes of these complementary exhibits and join the curators for a gallery tour.

This program is $15 for admission and $7 for CAC Members.

In “ReCovered: Chicago’s Urban Tree Canopy” we consider the many benefits of lining our streets with trees. This immersive exhibit connects people to an element of nature we are inherently drawn to but often ignore as integral to the livability of cities and resilience of neighborhoods. Through the exhibit’s interactivity, we can sense how trees serve to soften the hard edges of our built surroundings.

The companion exhibit, “ReFramed: The Future of Cities in Wood,” transitions from horizontal, protective cover to a soaring vertical space, introducing visitors to a very different function for trees in the city: buildings constructed from mass timber, a new structural material which holds great promise for sustainable development and breathtaking design.

Hear from Ryan Gann and Ian Spula, co-curators on ReCovered and ReFramed, respectively. The conversation will be moderated by CAC’s Director of Exhibitions, Eve Fineman.

At the conclusion of the program, attendees are invited to tour both exhibitions with the curators.


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