Louis I. Kahn: Light, Pastel, Eternity

The Color of Light, The Treasury of Shadows

Louis Kahn,Temple of Horus, Edfu, Egypt, 1951, pastel

Collection of Alexandra Tyng

Louis I. Kahn: Light, Pastel, Eternity

As part of its ongoing Louis I. Kahn exhibition, the Kimbell Art Museum is offering a free lecture by Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Friday, April 21, at 6 p.m., in the Piano Pavilion Auditorium. No reservations are required.

The lecture – Louis I. Kahn: Light, Pastel, Eternity – will show how Kahn’s travel sketches were crucial to his development as an architect and kept alive the memory of the great buildings of the past at a time when modernism had forgotten history.

Louis I. Kahn is architecture’s greatest late bloomer, the museum said in a news release. The classical architecture that he studied as a young man was made irrelevant by the Depression and World War II, forcing him to reinvent himself as a modernist. But in late life he rediscovered his architectural roots, which led him to forge the imaginative synthesis of classicism and modernism that is the central achievement of his career.

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Kahn designed the original Kimbell building, and the current show include rarely displayed pastels loaned for exhibit by his family.


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