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Thomas Krens: The EMRCA and the Diseases of Despair

February 10, 2019 3:00 PM - February 10, 2019 4:00 PM
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The Clark Art Institute welcomes Thomas Krens, chairman of the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum and Director Emeritus of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, for this final lecture in a series of four talks focused on the importance of art and architecture in shaping the life of cities and changing societies. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.

The lecture series highlights influential projects Krens has either led or played a major role in developing—including MASS MoCA some thirty years ago; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in the early 1990s; the Saadiyat Island Cultural District in Abu Dhabi (including the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi); the Meixi Lake Museum of Modern and Contemporary art in Changsha, Hunan Province, China; the suite of five new museums currently planned in North Adams; and the utopian “Hub for the Arts” in Saudi Arabia, a project just beginning on an island in the Red Sea.

 

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The Clark Art Institute welcomes Thomas Krens, chairman of the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum and Director Emeritus of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, for this final lecture in a series of four talks focused on the importance of art and architecture in shaping the life of cities and changing societies. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.

The lecture series highlights influential projects Krens has either led or played a major role in developing—including MASS MoCA some thirty years ago; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in the early 1990s; the Saadiyat Island Cultural District in Abu Dhabi (including the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi); the Meixi Lake Museum of Modern and Contemporary art in Changsha, Hunan Province, China; the suite of five new museums currently planned in North Adams; and the utopian “Hub for the Arts” in Saudi Arabia, a project just beginning on an island in the Red Sea.

 

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