On November 19, the Gibbes Museum of Art will present its annual Distinguished Lecture featuring New York based and internationally acclaimed architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien whose design of the Barnes Foundation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is critically acclaimed.
Founded with the generous support of Gibbes Board member and philanthropist Esther Ferguson The Distinguished Lecture Series brings outstanding, world-renowned artists, architects, art collectors, museum leaders, philanthropists, and art historians to Charleston to stimulate public discussion about the visual arts and creativity. Of this year’s featured speakers, Mrs. Ferguson says, “Tod Williams and Billie Tsien are the rock stars in architecture today.”
Williams’ and Tsien’s compelling body of work includes the critically acclaimed Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, the Natatorium at the Cranbrook School, the American Folk Art Museum in New York, the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, the Asia Society Center in Hong Kong, the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, and the new LeFrak Center in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Their inspired buildings are carefully made and useful in ways that speak to both efficiency and the spirit. A sense of rootedness, light, texture, detail, and most of all experience are at the heart of what they build.
This lecture series is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Click here for more information.