IIT is the palce for modernism in Chicago. You may take a tour, or, attend this event. As stated on the IIT web site:
"The Mies van der Rohe Society presents a unique discussion and appraisal opportunity with David Rago and John Sollo, leading experts on Modern design who have appeared on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow."
Indeed. Chicago is the midwest home of modern design... yet so few present their homes in this fasion. Modern design lends itself well to the small dwellings of city living.