Architecture + Art: Inspiration Amplified
was a collaboration between the National Trust for Historic Preservation and United States Artists
to create a public program for the Chicago Architecture Biennial
. The program was the presentation of works by two United States Artists Fellows that have been inspired by the Farnsworth House and its landscape. The two artists are Mary Ellen Childs, a musical composer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, a sculptor based in Evanston, Illinois.
Installed on the north lawn, Manglano-Ovalle’s sculpture, entitled Seven Thousand Cords (after Beuys), 2014 – ongoing, incorporates wood from the Farnsworth House property.
An original composition by Childs, STONE STEEL GLASS WOOD LIGHT, was performed by a string quartet inside Farnsworth House on the following dates: Saturday, November 14th; Sunday, November 15th; and Saturday, December 12th.