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Saturday, September 21, 10am – 4pm


Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, designed by American architect Frank Gehry.

$150; members $135

About the Class

This workshop focuses on modern artists and architects whose work pushes the limits of traditional painting, sculpture, and architecture. How are paintings by Ellsworth Kelly and sculptures by Mark di Suvero grounded in architectural concerns? Did Mies van der Rohe make a distinction between pictorial and spatial issues? Is Frank Gehry a sculptor-architect? Trace the history of this line of inquiry, and ask key questions about what the future holds for the concept of medium specificity.

Capacity: 75


Matthew Palczynski, PhD

Palczynski is an art history lecturer, consultant, curator, and educator for academic, corporate, and nonprofit institutions. He regularly leads sessions on innovation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, teaches art history at Tyler School of Art and the Barnes, and presents lectures worldwide for Road Scholar.