Calling all history, nature, and architecture lovers! Carpool with a friend to Plano, IL for a visit to the iconic Farnsworth House. Designed by Mies van der Rohe, it’s considered a pinnacle of modernist architecture. (Your reward for making the trek: views of a stunning glass home on the prairie.)“The Last of Animal Builders” features the work of Faysal Altunbozar, Selva Aparicio, ASMA, Daniel Baird, Renée Green, Claudia Hart, Ragnar Kjartansson (!), Michael Rakowitz, Joshi Radin, and Thiago Rocha Pitta.
The show “offers new perspectives and critiques on modern architecture, power relations in the built environment, and examines the construction of nature as an intellectual framework.” Through video, drawing, and sculpture, the works in this exhibition “engage animal, vegetal, and mineral metaphors as vehicles to suggest alternative interpretations of human becoming, social transformation, and material exchange.”
Dress for the weather! The half-mile trail to the house is often muddy in the spring, so be prepared. Wear a pair of good shoes or boots for this unforgettable afternoon excursion.