FORT WORTH—-Dallas architect Max Levy will present a talk in the Kimbell Art Museum’s “Artist’s Eye” series on Saturday, April 8, at 11 a.m., in the Kahn Auditorium. Nancy E. Edwards, curator of European art/head of academic services at the Kimbell, will moderate this free program.
Levy uses architecture to reframe awareness of nature. His buildings call attention to the passage of sun and clouds, changing shadows, the channeling of rainfall and the animating effects of breezes. He believes that spiritual qualities interwoven in nature can have a calming effect on our daily lives.
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Levy is a graduate from the University of California at Berkeley and practices architecture in Dallas. His design approach has resulted in 38 local, state and national design awards. His work has appeared in over 90 publications, including Architectural Record, Dwell, and Texas Architect. He has lectured widely, including at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Kimbell Art Museum and numerous universities. Presented on the occasion of the exhibition Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, this talk will discuss the presence of nature in Kahn’s architecture and how it has inspired Levy’s own work.
“The Artist’s Eye” is an ongoing program moderated by Kimbell staff. It brings artists and architects to the Museum to discuss works in the permanent collection, as well as the building itself, share the special insights of the practicing professional and relate older art to contemporary artistic concerns, including their own.