Louis Kahn: From the Yale Art Gallery to the British Art Center, and Almost Everything in between with Dr. Jennie Hirsh - Context Travel

Louis Kahn: From the Yale Art Gallery to the British Art Center, and Almost Everything in between with Dr. Jennie Hirsh


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This seminar looks at the work of Louis Kahn (1901-1974), whose career as an architect and educator left an indelible mark on the built environment.

This seminar examines the complicated life, work, and legacy of Philadelphia-based architect Louis Kahn. Surveying his building projects and other pursuits across his career, this conversation looks at examples of educational, residential, religious, and other cultural projects undertaken by Kahn before his sudden passing at Penn Station in New York City in 1974. We will look at a wide range of projects, such as the Trenton Bath House, Erdman Hall (at Bryn Mawr College), The Salk Institute for Biological Studies overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the library at Phillips Exeter Academy, the Kimball Art Museum, his work on the Yale University Art Gallery and British Art Center in New Haven, and a few of his smaller projects for private homes (such as the one he built for Margaret Esherick). Finally, we will consider his unrealized City Tower Project.

Led by an expert on modern and contemporary art and architecture, Dr. Jennie Hirsh, this interactive seminar will survey examples of residential, commercial, and cultural projects by Kahn. Designed to inform curiosity and future travels, participants will come away with an increased appreciation for Kahn's use of geometry and simple materials in his technically innovative and austere yet elegant designs

This conversation is part of a series on architects with Dr. Jennie Hirsh. Each session is designed as a stand-alone seminar as well as part of the series.


Jennie Hirsh (Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College) is a Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has held postdoctoral fellowships at Princeton and Columbia Universities, as well as pre-doctoral fellowships from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, the U.S. Fulbright Commission, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Wolfsonian FIU. Hirsh has authored essays on artists including Giorgio de Chirico, Giorgio Morandi, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Yinka Shonibare, and Regina Silveira, and is co-editor, with Isabelle Wallace, of Contemporary Art and Classical Myth (Ashgate 2011).

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Very informative presentation on Louis Kahn

Wow! I came away from this seminar having learned so much on this architect! Dr. Hirsh really made his works come alive through excellent visuals and concise, clear explanations. While I was familiar with some of Louis Kahn's projects, I loved learning more details about his residential projects, and his life in general. I look forward to attending other seminars led by Jennie Hirsh and learning even more about modern architecture.

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Louis Kahn

Speaker was very knowledgeable, made everything clear. Graphics were excellent.

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J.C.

Dr. Hirsh is very knowledgeable and interesting. She provided an excellent overview of Kahn’s work and had very good slides. I will sign up for more of her classes.

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Louis Kahn, Architect

I liked Dr. Hirsh's descriptive language.and use of architectural terms. Her slides were excellent.lecture. I thought she gave an excellent lecture.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
86%
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14%
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Anonymous
Very informative presentation on Louis Kahn

Wow! I came away from this seminar having learned so much on this architect! Dr. Hirsh really made his works come alive through excellent visuals and concise, clear explanations. While I was familiar with some of Louis Kahn's projects, I loved learning more details about his residential projects, and his life in general. I look forward to attending other seminars led by Jennie Hirsh and learning even more about modern architecture.

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B.H.
Louis Kahn

Speaker was very knowledgeable, made everything clear. Graphics were excellent.

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L.C.

Guest did not leave comment

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J.C.

Dr. Hirsh is very knowledgeable and interesting. She provided an excellent overview of Kahn’s work and had very good slides. I will sign up for more of her classes.

K
K.R.
Louis Kahn, Architect

I liked Dr. Hirsh's descriptive language.and use of architectural terms. Her slides were excellent.lecture. I thought she gave an excellent lecture.