Chicago is a city known for its architectural history, richness, and
innovation. So, when the Art Institute of Chicago put together a
competition to select ten architects with diverse views of the city's
future, the competition was stiff. The ten architects who were ultimately
selected represented a true cross section of Chicago's architectural
community, including big names from big firms, unique visionaries from small
firms, and academics exploring uncharted ground.
The ten architects were asked to share their visions for the future built
environment of Chicago, then had their ideas incorporated into the
exhibition Chicago Architecture: 10 Visions, which included
thought-provoking installations, spaces, environments, traditional plans,
models, and projected imagery by Jeanne Gang, Douglas Garofalo, Ralph Johnson, Ron Krueck, Eva Maddox, Margaret McCurry, Elva Rubio, Katerina Ruedi Ray, Joe Valerio, and Xavier Vendrell.
The banner for the exhibition is bright yellow, with one side simply reading
"Chicago Architecture" in grey and black lettering. The other side includes
the museum name, "The Art Institute of Chicago" in black, exhibition dates
in grey, "Through April 3", and the rest of the title of the exhibition in
grey and black, "Ten Visions". The logo and name of the sponsor, Bank of
America, is in black at the bottom.
These banners were displayed around Chicago from November 26, 2004 - April
3, 2005 to promote the exhibition, Chicago Architecture: 10 Visions
at the Art Institute of Chicago. It was seen exclusively at this venue.
The Art Institute of Chicago
Exhibition: Chicago Architecture: 10 Visions
Material: Printed vinyl
Dimensions: 30" x 98"
(76.2cm x 248.9cm)
Chicago is known for its rich architectural history and also for the innovation it always brings to its architectural future. The 2004 exhibition "Chicago Architecture: 10 Visions" at the Art Institute of Chicago focused on ten architects and their visions for the city's future built environment. Banners from the exhibition are perfect for fans of the windy city and its architecture.
Hanging your banner
Hanging your banner is easy – just put a few screws in the wall or ceiling and PRESTO, you’re ready to display your beautiful banner. To make it even easier, each BetterWall banner comes with a free hanging system that gives the impression that your banner is floating just an inch off the wall.
Your museum banner has one or more windslits, half-moon shaped cuts that allow the banner to withstand high wind without ripping. To prevent the windslits from curling so that they align with the rest of your banner, we will provide you with a packet of art putty to apply to the back of the windslits to keep them aligned with the rest of the banner. The putty is a non-damaging, easy-to-remove, reusable art putty that will not impact your banner or walls in any way. After some time of displaying your banner, you may find that you no longer need the putty, and it can be easily removed.
Caring for your banner
Your banner is a unique and durable piece of art. Having been displayed outside, it has weathered the elements and remained beautiful—so it can obviously take a lot of wear and tear! Slight scuffs, small smudges, or minor creases are not noticeable when the banner is hung, and are a part of the banner’s authentic appeal.
Storing your banner
When not on display, your banner can be rolled and stored in the tube provided. Always roll your banner from the bottom and place it in a cool place.