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Photo credit: Interior of Normal & Doris Fisher House by Louis I. Kahn (1960-67). Image courtesy of: William Whitaker
Photo credit: Interior of Normal & Doris Fisher House by Louis I. Kahn (1960-67). Image courtesy of: William Whitaker
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Private Tour of Pennsylvania Kahn Residences with William Whitaker

September 16, 2017–two tours at 9:30 am – 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Tickets: $50 before August 15, 2017
Regular admission $65.00
Pre-registration required
 
Pickup and drop-off at 1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Morning tour begins promptly at 9:30 am and ends at 1:00 pm. Afternoon tour begins promptly at 1:30 pm and ends at 5:00 pm.
 
Tickets available for purchase soon.
 
Tickets include round trip transit on a private bus, admission to both houses and light refreshments. This an exclusive opportunity not to be missed! Tickets will go fast and encourage you to make your reservations before August 18, 2017. Please note that tour space is limited and tickets are nonrefundable.
 
For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


William Whitaker, Kahn expert and Curator of the Louis I. Kahn Collection of the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, will lead two behind-the-scenes guided bus tours of Kahn designed residencies, the Margaret Esherick House (1959-62) and the Norman & Doris Fisher House (1960-67), both featured in the exhibition Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture. This is a rare opportunity for architecture enthusiasts to experience Kahn’s private commissions while gaining an in- depth understanding of Kahn through Whitaker’s scholarship.
 
About William Withaker
William Whitaker is the curator of The Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Trained as an architect at Penn and the University of New Mexico, Whitaker has worked for over 20 years documenting and interpreting the collections of the Architectural Archives, most notably the work of architect Louis I. Kahn, landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, and the partnership of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. He has organized and co-curated over 30 exhibitions and co-authored: The Houses of Louis I. Kahn (Yale University Press, 2013) with George Marcus, the first comprehensive study of the architect’s house designs.
 
 
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.
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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; Emanuel Kelly, Kelly/Maiello Inc.; and Atkin Olshin Schade Architects.
 
Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional operational support is provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Agnes Gund, and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
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