Modernism + Film: I.M. Pei - Building China Modern
LOCATION: BECHTLER MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 AT 6 P.M.Buy Tickets
I.M. PEI - BUILDING CHINA MODERN
I.M. Pei has been called the most important living modern architect, defining the landscapes of some of the world's greatest cities. A monumental figure in his field and a laureate of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, Pei is the senior statesman of modernism and last surviving link to such great early architects as Le Corbusier, Gropius, and Mies van der Rohe. Entering into the twilight of his career and well into his eighties when the project began, Pei returns to his ancestral home of Suzhou, China to work on his most personal project to date. He is commissioned to build a modern museum in the city's oldest neighborhood which is populated by classical structures from the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Prior to the screening, opening remarks will be made by UNC Charlotte Associate Professor of Architecture, Peter Wong.
An event reception with a cash-only bar and free light bites begins at 6 p.m. in the Bechtler lobby followed by the presentation and film screening at 7 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Auditorium.
Tickets are $10 for the public, $8 for museum members and $5 for students (Student tickets may be purchased at the door or by phone. Must present student ID to claim). Buy tickets online, tickets may also be purchased by phone at 704.353.9200 or at the admissions desk.
Watch the trailer for I.M. Pei: Building China Modern below:
Image: Cover of I.M. Pei: Building China Modern. Courtesy of PBS.org
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