Beaux-Arts is Back: Beaux-Arts Ball and World Congress Dinner
Wednesday, 30 October, 6:30 pm–10:00 pm
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel at the Aqua Tower, Chicago
1931 Beaux-Arts Ball held in New York City. From left to right: A. Stewart Walker as the Fuller Building, Leonard Schultze as Waldorf-Astoria, Ely Jacques Kahn as the Squibb Building, William Van Alen as the Chrysler Building, Ralph Walker as Wall Street tower, D.E. Ward as Metropolitan Tower, and Joseph H. Freedlander as the Museum of the City of New York. © American Institute of Architects (cc by-sa)
The dinner will be the culmination of the Council’s 50th Anniversary celebration. We anticipate a very special evening reflecting back on the last 50 years of the Council and the industry.
The dinner is inspired by the Beaux-Arts Architect’s Ball of 1931—where prominent architects arrived dressed as the buildings they had created. In the spirit of this historic event, we invite attendees to appear at the dinner bearing (or wearing) artistic interpretations of a tall building with which they are personally connected. This invitation is open to wide interpretation – it could range from a lapel pin, to an article of clothing, to a full outfit. Attire for the dinner is formal. Expect to find a VIP photo backdrop to show off your creativity (and we’ll provide a few props just in case). The evening will be fun and glamorous with a full cocktail hour followed by a multi-course menu.
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