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June 26, 2015

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Chloe York Exhibition at James Lee House

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Works by MCA alumna Chloe York are currently featured at the James Lee House, 690 Adams Avenue. The exhibition will continue on view in the Gibson Gallery through July 31, with a reception on July 9 at 5:30 p.m.

York received her BFA with a concentration in painting from Memphis College of Art in 2012, and currently works for the college as the community education assistant. She resides in Memphis with husband and fellow MCA alumnus Eric Quick, a local illustrator and sculptor.

Known for her paintings with colorful and energetic patterns, York’s work questions societal aesthetic standards and encourages the viewer to consider different perspectives of beauty. “My goal is to visually change objects and forms deemed ugly or untouchable by society, appeasing society’s standard of beauty. My strong use of pattern and decorating suit this idea—adding visual interest to the flatness and simplicity of pieces while also maintaining focus on aspects of strong ornamentation. This allows exploration of what beauty is and what makes something pleasing to the eye.”

The James Lee House was the original home of the Memphis Academy of Arts (now Memphis College of Art). After undergoing an extensive renovation and reopening in 2014 as an upscale bed and breakfast, owners José and Jennifer Velazquez invited MCA to exhibit work in the home as a way of paying homage to the history of the house. Exhibitions in the Gibson Gallery feature work by MCA students, faculty and staff under the curatorial direction of MCA professor Maritza Dávila.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3–5 p.m.

Photo: Chloe York, The Decorator XXVIII, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48”


Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.
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May 29, 2015

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MCA and UrbanArt Commission Collaborate for INSIDE OUT Project

Memphis, Tenn. — In 2011, when artist JR accepted his TED prize at the TED Conference in Long Beach, Calif., he stated that he wanted to use art to “turn the world inside out.” Thus began the INSIDE OUT project, a participatory global art project transforming images of personal identity into works of art through large-format street “pastings.” Project subjects have brought attention to issues ranging from agriculture to mental illness, and each INSIDE OUT group action around the world is documented, archived and exhibited online. To date, nearly 200,000 people from more than 112 countries and territories have participated.

INSIDE OUT comes to Memphis today, as an installation of photos of artists/teachers goes on view at the Masonic Lodge, 154 G.E. Patterson Ave. in the South Main Arts District. The art education advocacy project called “Art Saves Lives” is a collaborative effort with Memphis College of Art and the UrbanArt Commission. MCA Director of Graduate Education Shannon Elliott and the UrbanArt Commission’s Executive Director Lauren Kennedy spearheaded the program with MCA Assistant Professor of Photography Colleen Fitzgerald taking the photographic portraits of the artist/teachers, MCA graduate student Kim Davis designing the layout and local artist Tylur French assisting with the installation.

The installation consists of 28 portraits of local artists/teachers, each measuring 36” wide by 53” high, adhered to the exterior of the Lodge. The posters are adhered using wheat paste that will allow the posters to wear away naturally over time in an environmentally friendly way. “As artist/teachers, we believe that art saves lives,” said Elliott. “We support quality art education in our public schools and will advocate strongly for it. We know the power that creating art has on the development of the whole child. Every student deserves an education that includes a place for thinking and personal expression in the visual arts.”

The portrait installation will be on display on the exterior of the Masonic Lodge beginning May 29 and will be documented and uploaded to the INSIDE OUT website. For additional information on the global project, visit www.insideoutproject.net.

 Photo: “Art Saves Lives” installation 


Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.
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Due to the rain, MCA’s Commencement ceremony will be held in Callicott Auditorium, Rust Hall, at 10 a.m. today.

 

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May 7, 2015

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MCA Alumni Gallery Features Works by Katie Benjamin

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ­– Memphis College of Art presents It Starts with Pink: A Case Study by Katie Benjamin, on view May 16 through July 27 in the Alumni Gallery, Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 22, 6–8 p.m.

Benjamin, a native of rural northeast Mississippi, was trained in art from a young age. She came to Memphis to study graphic design at Memphis College of Art and upon graduation in 2009, put down permanent roots in the Bluff City. She has since worked with Memphis Magazine, The Memphis Flyer and, for the past four years, as a graphic designer with a number of her fellow MCA alumni at Combustion, a design and advertising firm located in Midtown. Beyond her work as a designer, Benjamin’s secondary love has always been photography, and the image has always been an integral part of the way she works.

In the photographic series It Starts With Pink: A Case Study, Benjamin utilizes color to evaluate the current state of gender equity and the wage gap. Each object in the study represents a male-dominated role, but is coated in pastel pink. “The moment a girl is born in the United States, society begins to determine her gender role and she is inevitably bombarded with some form of the color pink—pink garments, pink toys, perhaps a pink bedroom,” said Benjamin. “That early imposition of a simple color sets a precedent that can spill over into adulthood. According to the most recent U.S. Census, women earned a yearly average of 77% of what a man was paid for the same job.”

Additionally, Benjamin notes that women account for only 24% of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) jobs, a little less than 7% of commercial airline pilots and only 4.6% of CEOs of S&P 500 companies. “Through the use of this symbolic color, I ask why we are not encouraging more women to aspire to take on these roles,” said Benjamin. “The exhibition is a starting point in a larger conversation as to how gender equity plays out in our current social climate. It forces viewers to question why women are largely missing from these roles.”

Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. MCA exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. For additional information, visit mca.edu.

Photo: Katie Benjamin, “Case Study 01”, 20” x 30”, archival pigment print


Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.
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April 20, 2015

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Brittany Wilder Exhibition At Playhouse on the Square

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art announces the opening of Brittany Wilder’s exhibition, Welcome to the Dollhouse, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. The exhibition will be on view April 30–June 7.

Wilder was born and raised in Benton, Ark. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2005 and, in 2010, her Master of Fine Arts degree from Memphis College of Art.  She currently lives in Arkansas, where she has worked as an adjunct professor at her alma mater, teaching two-dimensional design, and is now a full-time Foundations instructor at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.

In her work, Wilder explores her obsession with the physical act of sex, imagining sexual elements in everything she sees and experiences. Wilder approaches this subject with humor and through assemblage of appropriated images and text, literary and imagined, attempting to find a way to have her distrust of the aspects of intercourse, both physical and emotional, become comfortable and familiar.

In Welcome to the Dollhouse, Wilder finds new ways to explore and represent her obsession. “Sexual relationships and non-physical ones, past and present, play a big part in this series,” said Wilder. “The images have become simplified and abstract. Highly saturated color schemes are used to draw in the viewer, while vulgar shapes and symbols start the conversation.”

Playhouse’s MCA Gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday from 1–5 p.m. and on show nights.

 

Photo: Brittany Wilder, “Sliced thin, please,” 18” x 24”, acrylic paint, canvas and felt on wood panel


Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.  

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April 14, 2015

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Karen Blockman Carrier Announced As Commencement Speaker

National award-winning food artist and MCA alumna Karen Blockman Carrier will deliver the commencement address for Memphis College of Art’s Commencement Ceremony, which will take place on Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park.

From art student to artist, designer to chef to restaurateur, Karen Carrier has been creating in different mediums for over 25 years. Born and raised in Memphis, Carrier’s first love was painting and glasswork, studying under the brilliant artist, Dorothy Sturm at the Memphis Academy of Arts, now known as Memphis College of Art.

After receiving her BFA in 1975 and a scholarship to the MFA program at Hunter College, Carrier began working with Chef Susana Trilling, one of New York’s top caterers. In 1983, Carrier launched Lunch Catering to the fashion photography industry in New York City, and 1986 saw the birth of her first restaurant, Automatic Slims-One Bar Under a Groove in Greenwich Village.

Carrier returned to Memphis in 1987, reconnecting with her mentor Dorothy Sturm and producing a large-scale retrospective on Sturm’s work in conjunction with the book Cobalt-The Art of Dorothy Sturm, which Carrier designed and edited. In that same year, while pregnant with her first child, Carrier launched Memphis’ premier catering company, Another Roadside Attraction.

In 1991, Carrier sparked the stunning revival of downtown Memphis with her funky Automatic Slims Tonga Club, to which critics applied the terms ‘daring’ and ‘eclectic’ to the fusion food and décor. Then in 1996, Carrier opened Cielo, a swank supper club set in a grand old Victorian home, which later was renamed to The Mollie Fontaine Lounge.

The crown jewel in Carrier’s growing group of eateries emerged in 2002 with the opening of The Beauty Shop Restaurant, housed in the former Atkins Beauty Salon where Priscilla Presley used to get her beehive coiffed. It was included in Gourmet’s Top 100 Restaurants in 2002 and Conde Nast’s Traveler’s Hot Tables in 2003. Carrier’s other restaurants include, Do Sushi, which opened in 2003 and Noodle Doodle Do, which was listed in 2009 in Bon Appétit’s Hot Ten Best New Asian Noodle Bars in America.

2013 brought about Carrier’s newest concept: Bar-DKDC, offering global street food, specialty libations and obscure Memphis and New Orleans soul music. Carrier’s ambitious cooking combines big Southern and international flavors—what Food & Wine described as “in your face” cooking and Memphis Magazine deemed “imaginative and full of surprises.”

Carrier has been personal chef to such Hollywood stars as Tom Cruise, Francis Ford Coppola, Jim Jarmusch and Susan Sarandon, as well as receiving accolades in publications such as Gourmet, The New York Times, Bon Appétit, Travel and Leisure, Garden and Gun, National Geographic, Japanese Esquire, Southern Living, Food and Wine, The Miami Herald, Taste, The Chicago Sun Times, Memphis Magazine, in flight magazines for Delta and Northwest airlines, contributions to two published cookbooks and television shows on the Turner Network, CNN and The Food Network.

Among Carrier’s honors are the invitation to cook at the acclaimed James Beard House in New York City in 2001 and 2006, induction into the Tennessee Society of Entrepreneurs in 2004, Restaurateur of the Year Award from the Memphis Restaurant Association in 1999, and the 2004 Alumni of the Year Award from Memphis College of Art. Carrier’s generosity to the Memphis non-profit community is well known, and over the years she has supported such organizations as St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the March of Dimes, Friends for Life, Hope House, Share Our Strength, Ballet Memphis and Memphis College of Art.

“I came back from New York City to give Memphis something a little different, something to be proud of—I wanted to shake things up a bit,” says Carrier. It’s a role that she relishes, and one she obviously has mastered.

Photo: Karen Blockman Carrier


Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.

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April 6, 2015

Students From Refugee Empowerment Program To Tour College

Memphis, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art students from Dr. Teri Mason’s Introduction to Sociology class will host a very special tour on Saturday, April 11 at 3:15. They will provide a group of students from the Memphis Leadership Foundation’s Refugee Empowerment Program, ranging in age from elementary through high school, the opportunity to see MCA and learn what it’s like to study art.

The tour is the culmination of a year of involvement between Mason’s class and the refugee program. The MCA students have been tutoring the children as part of their class requirements, learning about the global issues of culture and poverty. The program began as a voluntary program created by Sudanese refugee Ruth Lomo in 2002, and has recently become part of the Memphis Leadership Foundation’s operational ministries

Lomo came to Memphis with her own five children, six children of her dead sister and another orphan who was not related to her family, so she was acutely aware of the issues facing refugees arriving in the US. She noticed that the refugee children often had a difficult time starting school, as many of them came from countries with very limited educational opportunities and had been unable to attend school for months or even years while in the refugee camps.

Mason, whose full-time position is at Christian Brothers University, learned of the program several years ago and started having her CBU students tutor there. “I was interested in the program because I had done research in Uganda in similar camps, and I know what a high value is placed on education,” said Mason. “It can be crushing to them and their families if they fail or don’t do well in school because nothing is more important than education. I knew of people in Africa who went without food to come up with the fees to send their children to school.”

The MCA students tutor Monday through Thursday evenings from 3–7 p.m. “It’s not a formal set-up; anyone can come” said Mason. “One of the staff or volunteers will assign a student to a child or group of children.  My students have to research the home countries of the students they tutor and learn why people leave there as refugees.” The students then write about what they have learned.

Mason had the idea of having the refugee students tour MCA so that they could also learn a little about their tutors. “My intent was to let these kids see what is probably a very different idea of college than they know – and many of them may never have set foot in a college before. They will have an opportunity to learn about art and see what their tutors do and study.“

The MCA students will give a tour of the college’s various departments including drawing, painting, photography, illustration, comics, printmaking and sculpture, providing information about techniques and equipment as well as possible careers in that particular field.

“Probably the most exciting part for the group will be that the MCA students will work with them on some art projects of their own that they can take home,” said Mason. “Maybe it will help them feel that if they also work hard, they may be able to get a scholarship to go to college themselves once they become citizens.”


Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.

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April 2, 2015

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Spring 2015 MFA Exhibition in Hyde Gallery

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ­– Memphis College of Art’s Spring 2015 MFA Exhibition will open April 17 in the Hyde Gallery, 477 S. Main, where it will continue through May 9. A reception will be held on Friday, April 24, 6–9 p.m.

The exhibition is comprised of works from 11 Master of Fine Arts students: Sarah Ahmad, Izaak Bray, Frances Berry, Jacob Gambill, Bailey Gonzales, Bob Guthridge, Matt Ivey, Thom Kostura, Ohm Phanphiroj, Richard B. Phelps and Lisa Williamson, in mediums ranging from photography to 3D installations to large-scale paintings.

Works in the exhibition include a series miniature tableaus created inside mannequin heads by Bob Guthridge, titled Piece of Mind. “The series addresses the growing imbalance between our society and our environment,” says Guthridge. “I make my social statements by creating three-dimensional editorial cartoons.” In stark contrast to the intricate and painstaking detail of Guthridge’s work, the large canvases of Thom Kostura’s Rainfall series receive their ultimate form through the action of the weather. “Every painting is a collaboration with nature,” says Kostura. “By leaving the canvas out in the rain, I retain evidence of the uniqueness of each storm. Each mark is determined by the forces acting around it, regardless of judgment or interpretation. The rain is blind and unaware of the process. My only contribution is the preparation of the canvas and knowing when to let go.”

Some of the additional works include an installation by Lisa Williamson depicting a tornado created from house sculptures, Frances Berry’s large-scale photographs that utilize digital alterations to question memory, and an installation of painted cloud forms and screens influenced by traditional Islamic architecture by Sarah Ahmad.

Gallery hours for the Hyde Gallery are Monday–Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. All MCA exhibitions are free and open to the public.


Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.

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March 31, 2015

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ArtsZone Scholars Paint Mural for Greenline Development Project

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Students from Memphis College of Art completed a public art project this weekend to enhance an area of Midtown Memphis. The project was made possible by a grant from ArtsZone, a collaboration between AutoZone and ArtsMemphis, to support public art projects in underserved areas of the city. The Memphis College of Art was one of 17 organizations funded through this collaboration.

At Memphis College of Art, the ArtsZone grant funded scholarships for five students from Shelby County. The scholarship offers students opportunities for professional development and equips them with skills and experiences for the future. Freshmen Ashley Wells, Madison Petri and Jacob Lambert, sophomore Sylvester Fair, and senior Glen Chase Hunter were named 2015 ArtsZone Scholars.

Under the direction of MCA Assistant Professor Cat Normoyle and project assistants Bailey Brocato and Annie Kominek, the students painted a mural to beautify the Chelsea floodwall located at the corner of N. Evergreen and Chelsea Avenues, just north of Midtown Memphis. The mural is part of a larger, ongoing art project with other local artists that will evolve over the course of the next two years. The mural will add beauty and enhance the area for nearby residents and those who travel through the area by car and/or bicycle.

Normoyle serves on the board of the Memphis City Beautiful Commission and is also consulting with the Greater Memphis Greenline as the lead artist for the mural project. MCA students had the privilege of being the catalysts for the mural project. Eventually the floodwall will be covered with 70 panels, each measuring six feet tall by 20 feet long.

“The students were excited to participate in a project that improves an otherwise blighted neighborhood in their hometown,” Normoyle said. “Blighted areas in Memphis exacerbate problems like crime and pollution,” said Normoyle. “The Chelsea Floodwall mural centers on the theme of revival. As artists, we believe in the power of art to lift people’s spirits, to transform lives and neighborhoods.”

Photo: “It’s a Revival,” mural, Chelsea floodwall. Left to right: Jacob Lambert, Sylvester Fair, Glen Chase Hunter, Ashley Wells, Cat Normoyle, Bailey Brocato, Annie Kominek, Madison Petri

 


Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.

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March 25, 2015

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Visiting Artist James Williamson at Memphis College of Art

Memphis, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art will present a lecture by University of Memphis Associate Professor of Architecture James Williamson on Thursday, April 9,
7 p.m. in Callicott Auditorium, Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. Williamson, a student of renowned architect and teacher Louis Kahn, will examine Kahn’s intuitive approach to design, exploring the relationship between creativity and the unconscious.

“Kahn was not only an architect of powerful buildings; he was also an unconventional teacher, a philosopher whose influence on his students was far-reaching,” said Williamson. “Through a synthesis of Kahn’s approach and the insights of existential psychology, the lecture will suggest a strategy for making Kahn’s theories more accessible for teachers and students, creating new pathways for creativity in today’s art and architecture classrooms.”

Williamson holds two Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied with Kahn. He was later an associate with the renowned Philadelphia firm, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates. During some 30 years of professional practice in his own firm in Memphis, he received over 30 architectural design awards at the local, regional and national levels. His buildings and articles have been published internationally. In 2005, he was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in recognition of his notable contributions in architectural design and education, and in 2014 he received the AIA’s Edward S. Frey Award for career contributions to religious architecture and support of the allied arts. Williamson has held leadership positions in both the AIA and Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA). Professor Williamson is the author of two novels: The Architect and The Ravine, as well as Kahn at Penn: Transformational Teacher of Architecture, published by Routledge in March 2015.

Photo: James Williamson 


About Memphis College of Art:
Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.

About Louis I. Kahn:
Louis Isadore Kahn was born in Russia in 1901. His family emigrated to the United States in 1906 and he became a naturalized citizen in 1914. Kahn was a renowned American architect and professor of architecture at the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. He created a style that was both monumental and monolithic and is considered one of the most influential architects and teachers of the twentieth century. He was awarded the AIA Gold Medal, the highest award given by the AIA, and his work includes the National Assembly Building (Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban) in Dhaka, Bangladesh; the Phillips Exeter Academy Library in Exeter, N.H.; The Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif.; the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, the Yale Center for British Art at Yale University, New Haven Conn.; and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, N.Y.

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