Sunday, October 28
4:00 pm–5:30 p.m. (postponed due to hurricane)
Purchasing a ticket for this program entitles you to complimentary access to the Exhibition Hall.
Modern architecture superstars Richard Meier, Michael Graves, and Peter Eisenman share the stage with critic Paul Goldberger for an afternoon of thought-provoking conversation on their extensive careers as designers, theorists, educators, and writers.
This program marks a rare reunion for the three architects, who along with the late Charles Gwathmey and John Hejduk, belonged in the early 1970s to what was called the “New York Five”—known for its advocacy of a pure form of modernism. They have gone on to pursue varied directions, creating some of the most talked about buildings—and writings on buildings—of the past 40 years.
Richard Meier, the 1984 winner of the Pritzker Prize, has designed, among many other well-known buildings, the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the High Museum in Atlanta, the Frankfurt Museum for Decorative Arts in Germany, and the 173 and 176 Perry Street apartment towers in Manhattan.
Michael Graves, an AIA Lifetime Achievement Award winner, is acclaimed not only for work such as the Portland Building in Oregon and the Detroit Institute for the Arts but also for a wide range of furnishings and artifacts, from furniture and lighting fixtures to jewelry and dinnerware, for companies such as Alessi, Steuben, Disney, Phillips Electronics, and Black and Decker. He has teamed with Target Stores to bring his signature style of design to a larger public in a wide variety of product categories.
Peter Eisenman, who received the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture, has achieved renown for his Wexner Center for the Arts as well as the University of Phoenix’s stadium for the Arizona Cardinals. The founder of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, a think tank, he is the author of close to 15 books on architecture and architectural theory.
Paul Goldberger, currently contributing editor at Vanity Fair, served as architecture critic at The New Yorker, where he wrote the magazine’s celebrated “Skyline” column, and the New York Times.
A book signing will follow the program.