Seismic Shifts at The National Academy
Internationally renowned architect Moshe Safdie will discuss his design philosophy and the evolution of his urban design concepts in an upcoming ArtTalk lecture at the National Academy. For On Invention and Fitness: Humanizing Megascale, Safdie will discuss a selection of his work from the landmark structure Habitat '67 to the recently-completed United States Institute of Peace headquarters, which is currently featured in the National Academy's exhibition Seismic Shifts. Safdie will also discuss his firm's megascale projects currently under construction in the Far East. This talk is presented as part of Seismic Shifts: 10 Visionaries in Contemporary Art and Architecture, on view at the Academy through May 5.
General Admission: $15 | Seniors & Students: $10 | Free for NA Members & Students.
www.nationalacademy.org or call 212.3369. 4880 x 201.
This exhibition explores Moshe Safdie’s structures and the philosophy that shapes them through approximately 175 drawings, sketches, videos, photographs and scale models. Discover how the world-renowned architect, who studied in Montreal, conceived impressive buildings and avant-garde communities in Canada, the United States and around the world. His use of transcendent light, powerful geometry and iconic forms is recognizable in such buildings as the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Habitat 67 (Montreal), Vancouver Public Library, the United States Institute of Peace (Washington, DC), Crystal Bridges (Arkansas), Dubai Mosque, Terminal 3 of Ben Gurion International Airport (Jerusalem), Guangdong Science Center (China) and Marina Bay Sands (Singapore).
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