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The Chicago Modernism Show celebrates the 1900s as the pinnacle of design



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    Keep it sleek at the Chicago Modernism Show & Sale.

    Aching for an Eames chair? Itching for a Noguchi lamp? Check out the sixth annual Chicago Modernism Show & Sale this weekend for 20th century design finds from more than 60 international dealers.

    Taking place Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, the Chicago Modernism Show & Sale will feature decorative and fine arts representing all design movements of the 20th century. Dealers will travel from Paris and London as well as throughout the U.S. to exhibit their goods, and several prominent Chicago galleries will also be represented. Items such as furniture, lighting, paintings, silver, porcelain, art glass, pottery, rugs, textiles and sculpture will be displayed in room-style vignettes for your browsing pleasure.

    Special events surrounding the Chicago Modernism Show & Sale include a preview gala from 6-9PM on Friday, March 27. The event will feature an early buying opportunity, as well as music, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. The preview party is a benefit for the After School Matters organization and the American Institute of Architects Chicago Foundation and costs $80 in advance or $100 at the door to attend.

    On Saturday at 2PM, attend a screening and discussion of "The Tugendhat House: Mies van der Rohe's Czech Masterpiece," a documentary about this former family home and current museum featuring interviews with colleagues and students of Mies van der Rohe. A special guest lecture, "Gilbert Rohde: Modern Design for Modern Living," will take place on Sunday at 2PM, featuring author Phyllis Ross who will provide an insightful overview of this often overlooked but highly influential New York designer.

    The Chicago Modernism Show & Sale will run from 10AM to 7PM on Saturday and from 12PM until 5PM on Sunday. The exhibition will be held in a renovated warehouse space at 1422 N. Kingsbury St. Admission, which is good for both days, is $10.