BRATTLEBORO—What makes Frank Gehry’s architecture so outstanding and influential? Architectural consultant and author Lila Shoshkes of Williamsville will attempt to answer that question during a talk at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 7:30 p.m.
Shoshkes has lectured at the Museum of Modern Art, New York University, and the New School.
Labeled by Vanity Fair as “the most important architect of our age,” Frank Gehry has reinvented architecture. His fans say his buildings surge with amazing energy and movement, revealing forms never before seen in architecture.
By refusing to take the usual pathway to success, Gehry expanded the boundaries of architecture. He resisted big commissions, sought the company of contemporary artists, and became an artist in the field of architecture. When he received the Pritzker Prize in 1989, he was already a star, according to lecture organizers.
Now in his 80s, Gehry’s influence is everywhere. His best-known works include the titanium-covered Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; the MIT Stata Center in Cambridge, Mass.; Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles; Experience Music Project in Seattle; 8 Spruce Street in New York City; and his own private residence in Santa Monica, Calif.
Admission to the talk is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students, and free for BMAC members and children under 6. For more information, visit www.brattleboromuseum.org or call 802-257-0124.
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