Henry Kupjack’s “Miniature Rooms”
The Chicago Athletic Association is proud to present a new, temporary exhibition of Henry Kupjack’s famed “Miniature Rooms,” on display in the Drawing Room this fall, October 10, 2015 through March 27th, 2016. A master artisan and expert in architectural history, Kupjack has unlocked the imagination in the creation of his miniature rooms for decades, which, along with rooms crafted by his father Eugene Kupjack, can be found in the permanent collections of many museums including the Art Institute of Chicago.
Kupjack possesses the ability to envision and articulate the finest details of interiors that range in time period from ancient civilizations to the 20th century. Through these mesmerizing historical recreations, viewers of Kupjack’s work are invited to become immersed in the past and to experience places that no longer exist.
Painstakingly constructed on a scale of one inch to one foot, four of Kupjack’s intricately crafted rooms will be on view during this exhibit: an Art Deco-era diner scene, a seventeenth century pirate captain’s cabin, and two Alexander the Great period tents (sleeping chambers and a reception area).