The Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the ICAA would like to invite you to join us for our virtual weekly sketching exercise. This week's subject is the Murphy Auditorium designed by architects Benjamin Marshall and Charles Fox in honor of Benjamin Marshall's birthday on May 5th.
Built in 1926 to replicate Chapelle Notre Dame de Consolation in Paris, the imposing limestone auditorium at 50 E. Erie St. features a tall, columned façade, a pair of bronze doors and two curving walls extending from the sides of the building to the sidewalk to frame the broad double staircase that lead up to those doors. Carved above the columns is the building's name: John B. Murphy Memorial.
Please forward a JPG file of your sketch to [email protected] by Sunday evening following the sketch date and we will post to the Chicago ICAA Instagram account on Monday afternoon. Please include your Instagram handle in the email in order to tag your sketch.
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