Yale School of Architecture Announces Gwathmey Siegel. Inspiration and Transformation Exhibition

. October 27, 2011 . 0 Comments

Yale School of Architecture exhibition program continues on November 14, 2011, with Gwathmey Siegel: Inspiration and Transformation. This is the first museum exhibition devoted to the work of Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects, which practiced for over forty years and was one of the most influential architecture firms of the modern period.

With original architectural drawings, sketchbooks, reproduced drawings, models, photographs, and slide shows, Gwathmey Siegel: Inspiration and Transformation examines the close relationship between art and architecture in eight residential and institutional projects designed by the firm.

The exhibition was organized by the Cameron Art Museum, in Wilmington, North Carolina, where it was on view in 2009. It was curated by Douglas Sprunt, former adjunct curator of architecture and design at the Cameron. The Yale
showing has been organized by Brian Butterfield, director of exhibitions at the School of Architecture.

The School of Architecture’s presentation of the exhibition coincides with the arrival of the Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects records at Yale University Library’s Department of Manuscripts and Archives, to which they were donated by Charles Gwathmey’s widow, Bette-Ann Gwathmey. There they will join a significant collection of primary source material documenting modern and contemporary architectural practices, including records from the firms of Eero Saarinen, Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo, Cesar Pelli, and Robert A.M. Stern, among others.

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