Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future

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The iconic, landmark buildings of Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) captured the aspirations of mid-20th-century America. Saarinen’s diverse architecture, from the St. Louis Arch to the sculptural TWA Terminal in New York and his extensive work in Columbus, Indiana — Irwin Union Bank, Miller House, and North Christian Church — made Saarinen a central figure in his era’s search for new architectural expressions and one of the most controversial figures of his time. Donald Albrecht, New York City-based curator of design, will explore Saarinen’s architecture in the context of post-World War II American culture, underscoring as well the innovative methods, from elaborate models to full-scale building mockups, that he and his office used to produce some of the century’s great buildings.

Presented by the Design Arts Society.

Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN