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March 18, 2011

Modernism at Risk / Michigan Matters Exhibit


Great Lakes Region Reynolds Headquarters Building, Southfield, Michigan
© Balthazar Korab

Modernism at Risk / Michigan Matters Exhibit
March 16 - April 20, 2011
Taubman College Liberty Annex
305 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor


Modernism at Risk / Michigan Matters, an exhibition organized by University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and World Monuments Fund (WMF), will be on display in Ann Arbor, Michigan, through April 20th, 2011.

The WMF exhibit consists of large-scale photographs by Andrew Moore and interpretative panels with five case studies that address the distinct challenges to preserving modern architecture.

The Michigan Matters exhibit aims to bring to light the various intact resources associated with the modern architectural movement in Michigan, which date from as early as 1922. The exhibition calls attention to the responsibility we share as a community in the future conservation of our more recent heritage. Projects include works by Albert Kahn, Eliel Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe, Minoru Yamasaki, and Marcel Breuer.

Ann Arbor has also hosted its own share of important architects and is home to ingenious works of architecture, which are mostly residential in nature. To broaden understanding of the tradition of expression of modern architecture in Ann Arbor, reproductions will be presented of drawings and photographs from the archives of Tivadar Balogh, George B. Brigham, Robert C. Metcalf, William Muschenheim, David W. Osler and Walter Sanders Collections from the Bentley Historical Library.

Event speakers include:
Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean of the Taubman College
Henry Ng, Executive Vice President, WMF
David Bright, Senior Vice President, Communications, Knoll
Brian Conway, Michigan State Historic Preservation Officer
Gregory Saldaña, curator of the exhibit.

via Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Posted by verdiyan at March 18, 2011 01:30 PM

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