Explore those cities represented in the Fall Arts Festival with mini-documentaries from across the country. From Seattle to Miami, the Blue Ridge Mountains to Los Angeles, the United States brims with of arts and culture. In Miami, Haitian and Cuban artists lay down roots in neighborhoods through arts centers. San Francisco's quirky, rebellious arts scenes defines the larger renegade spirit of the area. Chicago's skyline itself is a work of art, designed by a roster of iconic architects. The beautiful and the bizarre, classical and contemporary, we celebrate the arts across America.
Chicago is home to world-class theater, symphony, opera and contemporary music, and the birthplace of sketch comedy. But the setting for this art is an achievement in itself. The world’s first skyscrapers were built here, and many noteworthy buildings were designed by a who’s-who list of great architects: Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Renzo Piano and Frank Gehry, to name a few. This short film from WTTW highlights a new architect on the scene, MacArthur “Genius Award” winner Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects, highlighting her work style, current projects and early triumphs, including the award-winning Aqua skyscraper. Produced by WTTW.