See Marion Mahony Griffin Murals
Don't miss a rare opportunity to see the exquisite murals by architect, delineator, and artist Marion Mahony Griffin at the Armstrong Elementary School in honor of the 8th Graduating Class of 1931. Having lived in Australia from 1914, Mahony created the paintings in 1931-32 in the Rogers Park school while on an extended visit to her Evanston family home just blocks away.
Saturday, March 11
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
OPEN HOUSE VIEWING
George B. Armstrong International Elementary School
2110 Greenleaf Avenue, Chicago
This event is in conjunction with an extension of In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin through March 12 at the Elmhurst History Museum with event partners
George B. Armstrong International Elementary School and the Walter Burley Griffin Society of America. ADMISSION is FREE. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.
Questions? Email or text Peggy Lami at email@example.com or 630-280-8008.
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