Architecture + Film
LOCATION: LOBBY AND WELLS FARGO AUDITORIUM
Developed in conjunction with the Charlotte chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s new Architecture + Film series investigates themes in modern and contemporary architecture through the lens of film.
On October 21, the museum will screen Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner, a documentary chronicling the life and work of the visionary California architect. An open discussion led by Chris Jarrett, UNCC Professor and Director of the School of Architecture, will complement the screening.
Infinite Space explores one of the 20th century’s greatest modernist architects and visionaries. Known for his sleek designs, John Lautner began his career as a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright. After a swift break from Wright, Lautner developed a style all his own – one that has been lauded, critiqued and studied ever since. Infinite Space takes viewers on a tour of Lautner’s life and work, providing insight into Lautner’s self-described architecture with “no beginning and no end,” and the mind of a man who defined modernism.
The event reception begins at 6 p.m., the discussion and film screening at 7 p.m. Please enter through the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
Tickets are $15 and include access to museum galleries, light bites and one drink ticket. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone 704.353.9200 or at the Bechtler visitor services desk.
Upcoming Architecture + Film offerings:
November 18 -- Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins
December 16 -- Koolhaas Houselife
Architecture + Film is sponsored by HDR
Image: Marbrisa House by John Lautner, Acapulco Mexico