Symposia & Inaugural Lectures

Symposium, Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
Saturday, March 25, 2017 -
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

This free program inaugurating Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture will examine the life, creative ideas, and works of the great master builder. No reservations required. Priority admission reserved for Kimbell members who present a current membership card at least thirty minutes before the program begins. Seating is limited. Auditorium doors will open one hour prior to the commencement of both morning and afternoon segments of the program.

Pavilion Auditorium; simulcast in Kahn Auditorium

Morning Session
10 AM –NOON

Welcome and Introductions
Eric M. Lee, director, Kimbell Art Museum

The Man Behind the Buildings
Wendy Lesser, critic and writer, author of You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis I. Kahn, Berkeley, California

Uncrating Kahn
William Whitaker, curator and collections manager of the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Philadelphia

Afternoon Session
2­ –4 PM

Yale Center for British Art: Heir to the Kimbell and Louis Kahn’s Last Building
Jules Prown, Paul Mellon Professor Emeritus of the History of Art, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Panel Discussion  with Louis I. Kahn’s Three Children
Filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn, painter Alexandra Tyng, and musician Sue Ann Kahn will share their experiences of Kahn, the artist and the man. Moderated by Kimbell director Eric M. Lee.