Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, Il) : Northeast pavilion, the east elevation,showing a homage to the Porch of the Maidens of the Erechtheion, detail of one caryatid

Creator:
Atwood, Charles B., 1848-1895
D.H. Burnham & Co., American architectural firm, 1891-1912
Published/Created:
Jackson Park; 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, United States
1891-1893 ; 1920-1930 (alteration); 1930-1941 (restoration)
Date Depicted:
8/16/2006
1850 AD - 1899 AD
Materials:
limestone (originally plaster over brick
rebuilt)
Notes:
The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is located in Chicago, Illinois in Jackson Park, in the Hyde Park neighborhood. It is housed in the only in-place surviving building from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, the former Palace of Fine Arts (also known as the Fine Arts Building). The Palace of Fine Arts was designed by Charles B. Atwood, and unlike the other 'White City' buildings was constructed with a brick substructure under its plaster facade. After the World's Fair, it initially housed the Columbian Museum, which evolved into the Field Museum of Natural History. When a new Field Museum building opened downtown in 1920, the museum organization moved and the former site was left vacant. Art Institute of Chicago professor Lorado Taft led a public campaign to restore the building and turn it into another art museum, one devoted to sculpture. After a few years, the building was selected as the site for a new science museum. The building's exterior was re-cast in limestone, retaining its 1893 Beaux Arts look, while the interior was replaced with a new one in Art Moderne style designed by Alfred Shaw.
Variant Titles:
Palace of Fine Arts
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Beaux-Arts
Néo-Grec
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A1-AC-MSI-B5
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
exhibition buildings: museums (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; engineering and industry; manufacturing; scientific or medical; World's Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, Ill.); educational construction buildings; exhibition buildings; buildings; exhibition buildings; museums caryatid
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Three
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
8/16/2006
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10156019
PID:
digcoll:1835419