American Masters: Building China Modern
I.M. Pei, one of the most influential architects of the last half-century, returned to his Chinese homeland after seventy years, and designed a modern museum to house the antiquities of Suzhou, in the region where his forebears lived for centuries. The film follows Pei’s personal and architectural journey from west to east over the seven-and-a-half-year process of placing a modern building in the most ancient neighborhood of a 2,500-year-old city. With intimacy and immediacy, we experience the realization of Pei’s lifelong dream—and biggest challenge—a work that he ultimately defines as “my biography.”
Tickets are on sale to Architectural League and Paley Center members for $15. Non-member tickets are $25 and go on sale March 12. Architectural League members should use the code AL when ordering tickets online or on the phone for the discount. Order tickets here.
Organized by the Paley Center for Media in association with the Architectural League of New York.