Tempe events: Architecture for Place at ASU Art Museum

Author: Nancy

Posted on: December 9, 2014
Last updated on: December 3rd, 2018 at 3:16 pm


Tempe events include the opening of a new exhibition, Architecture for Place: Glenn Murcutt at the ASU Art Museum this weekend. Architect Glenn Murcutt ‘s distinctive residences and public buildings combine simple materials with elegant and refined forms and detailing. Known for projects which ‘touch the earth lightly,” he begins his work with a keen observation of the natural conditions of each site. He brings the qualities of the surrounding world into the daily experience of the occupants.  Since 1972, his practice has been based in Sydney, Australia, where he has developed a range of projects receiving international recognition, including the 2002 Pritzker Prize and the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 2009. The exhibition of drawings, renderings, photographs and models will be installed through an innovative collaboration between the ASU Art Museum, The Design School and the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. A graduate design studio working with faculty and curators will research, design, fabricate and install the exhibition to reflect the principles of Murcutt’s work. Their working process will be open to the public. The exhibition was originated by TOTO and Gallery Ma in Tokyo, Japan, and is being traveled internationally by the Australian Architecture Foundation. The exhibition, making its first appearance in the United States, profiles a selection of Murcutt’s works through photographs, models, sketches and working drawings.

Take a break from the Holiday flurry of activities and attend the opening reception of Architecture for Place on December 12 from 5-7 p.m.  For more information visit http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/exhibitions or call (480) 965-2787. The exhibition will be on display through April 4, 2015.

Tempe has plenty of arts and culture events to keep you entertained this week.  Check out this list and view a complete listing of Tempe events, or call 480-894-8158 for more information.


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