The Art Institute of Chicago

Bertrand Goldberg, designer of the famous 1967 corncob Marina City towers, falls somewhere between Louis Sullivan and Jeanne Gang on the family tree of great Chicago architects. Goldberg died in 1997, so it’s high time that his idiosyncratic midcentury modernism got the full monographic treatment. The Art Institute of Chicago’s Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention (with the installation designed by Chicago’s John Ronan Architects), illuminates the full scope of the architect’s vision—which encompassed furniture, public housing, gas stations, and modular hospital units—with over 100 models, photos, and drawings. Shown is a drawing of the 1963 Joseph Brenneman Elementary School. Through Jan. 15. •