Michael Graves Reception and Lecture
Reception 5 pm-6 pm
Lecture 6 pm-7 pm
General Reservations $100 ($70 of your reservation is tax deductible)
IMA Alliance and Design Arts Society members $50 ($20 of your reservation is tax deductible)
Advance payment is required for all reservations. Seating is limited.
RSVP 317-923-1331 x406 before March 22.
Michael Graves: A Grand Tour
In 1960, Michael Graves was awarded the American Academy in Rome’s prestigious Prix de Rome. Having just completed his graduate studies in architecture, he embarked on a Grand Tour that led to a lifelong fascination with the architecture, the landscape, the culture, and the history of Italy, which have greatly influenced his approach to architecture, design, art, and the redesign of The Warehouse, Graves’ personal residence in Princeton, New Jersey. In A Grand Tour, Graves discusses how his time in Rome has left an indelible mark on his life and work.
About Michael Graves
Michael Graves is well known throughout the world for design excellence. A native of Indianapolis, Graves received his architectural training at the University of Cincinnati and Harvard University. Graves has been in the forefront of architecture and design since he founded his practice in 1964. Michael Graves & Associates, the architectural firm, has designed over 350 buildings worldwide encompassing many building types: large-scale master plans, corporate headquarters and other office buildings, hotels and resorts, restaurants and retail stores, facilities for sports and recreation, healthcare facilities, civic projects such as embassies, courthouses and monuments, a wide variety of university buildings, museums, theaters and public libraries, housing and single-family residences. Michael Graves Design Group, the product design firm, has designed over 2,000 products, which include a wide variety of consumer products for home, office and personal use, as well as building components such as lighting, hardware, bath and kitchen products. Strategic partnerships have included JCPenney, Target Stores, and manufacturers such as Alessi, Lenox/Dansk, Disney, Baldinger Architectural Lighting, David Edward Furniture, and Delta Faucet, among others. Graves is the 2012 Richard H. Driehaus Prize Laureate and the recipient 2001 American Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal, the highest award bestowed upon an individual by this professional society. He was also the recipient of the 1999 National Medal of Arts and the 2010 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion honoring his commitment to architectural education. Critic Paul Goldberger wrote in The New York Times that “Graves … is truly the most original voice American architecture has produced in some time.” Michael Graves is the Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture, Emeritus at Princeton University, where he taught for nearly 40 years.
This special event has been made possible by funding from the Alliance of the IMA. Proceeds from this evening will be used for acquisitions for the new Contemporary Design Galleries at the IMA.
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