Living in a Modern or Contemporary House in Riverside

Outside the Box: Modern and Contemporary Homes in Riverside

Outside the Box: Modern and Contemporary Homes in Riverside



Wednesday, October 18, 2023


Riverside Library




The Olmsted Society and the Riverside Arts Center will host a conversation highlighting contemporary and modern houses in Riverside. This panel discussion is presented in conjunction with Outside the Box: Modern and Contemporary Homes in Riverside, a photography exhibition at the Riverside Arts Center’s FlexSpace. Join exhibition co-curators Kim Freeark and Michelangelo Sabatino, along with architectural photographer Will Quam, Riverside homeowners, and other contributors to hear their insights about owning, living in and, in some cases, growing up in a contemporary or modern house in Riverside.

Pre-register for this panel discussion at the Riverside Public Library events website.

Kim Freeark is a retired IT consultant. She moved to Riverside in 2016, when she purchased her parent’s home. Kim enjoys gardening, reading, and opining about architecture. She currently serves as Treasurer of two non-profit organizations: the Frederick Law Olmsted Society of Riverside (FLOS) and the Yucatan Environmental Foundation (YEF).

Michelangelo Sabatino is a publicly engaged architectural historian, curator, and preservationist. He is Professor at IIT’s College of Architecture where he directs the PhD program and is the inaugural John Vinci Distinguished Research Fellow. He serves on the Board of Directors of Docomomo US. Sabatino and his partner Serge Ambrose recently restored their late 1930s modern home in Riverside. Their forthcoming book is entitled Modern, Again: The Benda House & Garden in Chicagoland (2024)

Will Quam is an architecture photographer, architecture writer, and researcher and the heart behind Brick of Chicago. He loves bricks. Learn more about the bricks and architecture tours Will leads! Check out some of Will’s media appearances.

Outside the Box: Modern and Contemporary Homes in Riverside will be on exhibit at the Riverside Arts Center’s FlexSpace from September 10 to October 21, 2023.