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Louis Kahn: The Making of a Room
February 24, 2009, Volume 55, No. 23

Louis I. Kahn: The Making of a Room,” at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery, is an exhibit of 40 original drawings, exploring Kahn’s concept that the room is a building block of architecture. The drawings illustrate this concept with plans, elevations and perspectives of interiors and furnishings. Kahn had a unique vision for how spaces should be built, furnished, and inhabited. The exhibition celebrates the treasures in the Louis I. Kahn Collection in the University’s Architectural Archives, the principal lender to this exhibition.

Special events include gallery talks each Sunday at 1:30 p.m. through March 29 and Lou Kahn: Live, a special presentation organized by William Whitaker, the curator of the University of Pennsylvania Architectural Archives, and Dr. Robert Twombly, professor of architectural history at City University of New York on March 3 at 6 p.m. at the Architectural Archives. Mr. Whitaker and Dr. Twombly will recreate a lecture by Louis Kahn, combining an original audiotape with slides from the architect’s collection.

Arthur Ross Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and weekends noon-5 p.m. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Additional information is available at www.upenn.edu/ARG or (215) 898-2083.


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