Tuesday, May 7, 2024 GUESTS WELCOME

1:30 pm The Women’s Club of Roland Park (4500 Roland Ave) & Zoom 

Sculpting Space – The Architecture of Frank Gehry

Jennie Hirsh, professor of modern and contemporary art at the Maryland Institute College of Art 

This seminar surveys the career of Canadian-American deconstructivist architect Frank Gehry, examining residential, commercial, cultural, and other educational buildings in cities located in both North America and Europe. Beginning with Gehry House, the suburban California home that the architect renovated for his own family in California in 1977, this conversation will illustrate by example the original and forward-looking contributions that Frank Gehry has made to the built environment in North America and Europe. In retracing the evolution of Gehry’s particular postmodern trajectory, we will study a selection of his buildings for their innovative structural and sculptural forms, focusing on a selection of projects, including Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein (1989), the Olympic Fish Pavilion in Barcelona (1992), the Guggenheim Bilbao (1997), the Peter B. Lewis Building at Case Western Reserve University (2002)the Disney Concert Hall (2003) in Los Angeles, the renovation of the Art Gallery of Ontario (2008) in Toronto, the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis (1993 and 2011), the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris (2014), and, most recently, the innovative Core Project at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2020).

$15 fee for guests and subscribers (no fee for members)

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