This fall, the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (NMPRAC) serves as one of the six anchor sites for Chicago second Architecture Biennial. The museum is housed in Humboldt Park’s historic Stables and Receptory, the building where renowned landscape architect and conservationist Jens Jensen worked in the late 1890s.
In honor of the Biennial, Julia Bachrach curated an exhibit entitled Humboldt Park: Jens Jensen’s Living Laboratory, which had been mounted in the office Jensen once occupied. NMPRAC also presents a companion exhibit: The Humboldt Park Stables: A Transition into the Future.
This reception, celebrating the opening of the exhibits, features a panel discussion about the fascinating history of the Stables Building. Panelists include Julia Bachrach and architects Gunny Harboe and Luis Martinez. RSVP online.
Image: Humboldt Park Stables and Receptory, 1895, from the Twenty-sixth Annual Report of the West Chicago Park Commissioners.