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Eero Saarinen Exhibit Opens at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

"Eero Saarinen: A Reputation for Innovation" on Display Through January 22, 2014

December 6, 2013

"Eero Saarinen: A Reputation for Innovation," the new exhibition that honors the work of "one of the 20th century's most prolific architects," opened at the Kentucky Musem of Art and Craft on November 19, 2013.

The exhibition offers a "visually rich overview of Saarinen's key architectural projects and timeless furniture pieces such as the Womb Chair and the Tulip Chair."

Architectural designs by Saarinen, which include the TWA Terminal at New York's JFK Airport, Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. and the St. Louis Arch," will also be displayed. In addition, the exhibition will showcase an array of photographs and documents that chronicle Saarinen's life, from his "childhood in Finland to his life in America, as well as his little-known covert service to the United States Office of Strategic Services during WWII."

"The exhibition highlights the principles which guided Saarinen's work, confirming his lasting values and a renewed relevance of his work for the present generation."

on Thursday, December 12, 2013, the museum will host "Saarinen in Context: Modern Architecture in the 20th Century." The public lecture presented by Wallis Miller will "use a selection of modern works from the U.S. and abroad" to illustrate how Saarinen's work was "part of a constant exploration of new materials, technologies and cultural ideologies that characterized architecture in the twentieth century."

"Eero Saarinen: A Reputation for Innovation" will be on display through January 19, 2014 at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, located at 715 West Main Street in Louisville, Kentucky.  Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sundays from 11am to 5pm.