Thursday October 18, 2012 (5:30 – 8 pm)
Ringling College of Art + Design, Academic Center Auditorium
From the first World’s Fair in London, 1851, to the 2010 Fair in Shanghai, Fairs have showcased innovation and given the world a peek into the future. The Fairs offered a highly visible stage for modernist ideas and early modern masters including Le Corbusier, Mies and Aalto, then Niemeyer, Bunshaft, Fuller, Lowey and Neutra and finally Ando, Ban, Hadid, Heatherwick, and the current Pritzker Prize recipient, Wang Shu.
Join SAF for this fascinating presentation by architectural historian Allan Hing, M.A. Allan has been to five world’s fairs – the most recent in Shanghai – and will compare and contrast the fairs as well as many of the pavilion designs. A complimentary wine reception will follow the presentation.
Special thanks to Ringling College of Art + Design for their enthusiastic support of SAF.
5:30 – 7 pm “Modernism and World’s Fairs” Lecture
7 – 8 pm Reception
Admission: SAF Members $10, Non-Members $15, Students FREE with ID
Location: Ringling College of Art + Design, Academic Center Auditorium, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
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