AIA New York Chapter presents films and conversations with architect Daniel Libeskind

August 11, 2010

DATE: Thursday, 01/29/2009, 6:30–9:00pm

Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia PLace
NY NY 10012

Daniel Libeskind: Denver Art Museum, Frederic C. Hamilton Building
Architect Daniel Libeskind first gained world-wide attention when his haunting, zig-zag-shaped Jewish Museum opened in Berlin in 1999. After his dramatic urban design plan for Ground Zero was selected by city and state officials in 2002, Libeskind became a household name in America. Now with his first work of architecture to be realized in the U.S., an addition to the Denver Art Museum, the American public has a chance to examine his unconventional talents. In this filmed tour of the Denver Art Museum's Hamilton Building, Libeskind explains his unusual, titanium-clad, shard-like building. The dazzling geometry we see on the exterior is reflected inside to provide spectacular spaces and arresting angles for viewing contemporary art. The sculptural building of fractured planes insouciantly claims its status as a major landmark in American museum architecture.

P R O D U C E R : Edgar B. Howard
D I R E C T O R : Muffie Dunn
C O L O R , 3 0 M I N U T E S

Film screening and conversation with Daniel Libeskind. Reception to follow.

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - Daniel Libeskind: Denver Art Museum
Thursday, February 5, 2009 - Peter Eisenman: University of Phoenix Stadium for the Arizona Cardinals
Thursday, February 26, 2009 - Steven Holl: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Thursday, March 5, 2009 - Thom Mayne: U.S. Federal Office Building, San Francisco

Speaker: Daniel Libeskind
Organized by: Checkerboard Film Foundation with the AIA New York Chapter
Sponsored by: Benjamin Moore
Location: Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
Member Price: $15
Nonmember Price: $25
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