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Image courtesy of Nathaniel Kahn 
Louis Kahn, Aspen Design Conference, 1972. Image Credit: Richard Saul Wurman Collection, The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania
Image courtesy of Nathaniel Kahn
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Louis Kahn, Aspen Design Conference, 1972. Image Credit: Richard Saul Wurman Collection, The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania

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Louis I. Kahn: My Teacher, My Friend, My Father, My Architect

October 28, 2017–10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Opening Reception:
University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery and B1 Auditorium
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
Tickets: $25; $10 for film screening only
Free for University of Pennsylvania students with valid I.D., space is limited
Pre-registration required
 
Click here to purchase tickets.
 
Event Schedule:

10:30 am – 11:15 am Panel featuring Kahn’s children, Nathanial Kahn, Alexandra Tyng and Sue Ann Kahn moderated by FWM Executive Director Susan L. Talbott

11:15 am – 12:30 pm Panel with architects Henry Wilcots, Roy Vollmer, Reyhan Larimer and Luis Vincent Rivera moderated by William Whitaker, Curator of the Architectural Archives at PennDesign 

12:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch on your own

2:00 – 4:30 pm Screening of “My Architect” followed by Q&A with the filmmaker, Nathaniel Kahn



The Fabric Workshop and Museum and the University of Pennsylvania School of Design (PennDesign) join together in celebrating the legacy of Louis I. Kahn in a daylong event featuring a two-part panel discussion and film screening examining the life, vision and work of Kahn by those who knew him.

Kahn’s three children–filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn, painter Alexandra Tyng and musician Sue Ann Kahn–will talk about their father, the artist and the man, in a panel moderated by FWM Executive Director Susan L. Talbott. William Whitaker, Curator of the Architectural Archives at PennDesign will lead a second panel with four prominent architects–Henry Wilcots, Roy Vollmer, Reyhan Larimer and Luis Vincent Rivera–who worked alongside Kahn in his Philadelphia office.

The day will culminate in a screening of Nathaniel Kahn’s award winning documentary My Architect: A Son’s Journey, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view “Louis I. Kahn, Barge Architect,” an exhibition highlighting the floating concert halls designed by Kahn at the Architectural Archives at PennDesign. Light refreshments will be served.

This program is co-presented by The Fabric Workshop and Museum and PennDesign.
 
 
Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture is organized by the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, in collaboration with the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the NAI part of The New Institute, Rotterdam. The exhibition is globally sponsored by Swarovski.
Vitra Design MuseumSwarovski
In Philadelphia, funding for Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture has been provided by the Edna W. Andrade Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation, Harvey S. Shipley Miller, the Shipley Miller Foundation; the LLWW Foundation and AKA | Korman Communities; Steven H. Korman; KieranTimberlake; Emanuel Kelly, Kelly/Maiello Inc.; and Atkin Olshin Schade Architects.