Figures and Edges: Architect Marlon Blackwell

Included with admission

Marlon Blackwell, architect of the award-winning Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion talks about the focus on the origins and inspiration for his work in 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park. Reviewing the process that was proposed in collaboration with Ed Blake and Mary Miss, the talk will discuss how the artwork drove the development of the park rather than the architecture. In addition to a focus on the design and detailing of the Visitors Center, Blackwell will also provide an overview of the original vision including the Walkway Bridge and the Experiential Center.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently recognized Marlon Blackwell and the Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion with a 2012 Honor Award. As the AIA’s highest award, it has been 30 years since an Indiana project has received the Honor Award.

Design professionals can earn 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit by attending this talk.

This program made possible by the Evans Woollen Memorial Lecture Fund, the IMA Horticultural Society, and AIA Indianapolis, with promotional support from the IMA Design Arts Society and IMA Contemporary Art Society.

Visitors Pavilion, ©Tim Hursley

Figures and Edges: Architect Marlon Blackwell Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN