Image credit: Barrett Doherty
Image credit: Barrett Doherty

Uncrating Kahn with William Whitaker

October 25, 2017–6:30 pm

Opening Reception:
The University of Pennslyvania
Meyerson Hall
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free and open to the public
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The story of master architect and longtime PennDesign faculty member Louis Kahn (1901-1974) is intrinsically connected to Philadelphia, where he spent most of his life and career. In conjunction with the landmark exhibition Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, William Whitaker talks about Kahn’s enduring legacy, his connections to Penn, and the making of the exhibition. Whitaker is co-organizer of The Power of Architecture and curator at Penn’s Architectural Archives, the primary lender to the exhibition.
This lecture is co-presented by the Architectural Archives at the University of Pennsylvania and the Fabric Workshop and Museum.


Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture is organized by the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, in collaboration with the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the NAI part of The New Institute, Rotterdam. The exhibition is globally sponsored by Swarovski.
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In Philadelphia, funding for Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture has been provided by the Edna W. Andrade Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation, Harvey S. Shipley Miller, the Shipley Miller Foundation; the LLWW Foundation and AKA | Korman Communities; Steven H. Korman; KieranTimberlake; Emanuel Kelly, Kelly/Maiello Inc.; and Atkin Olshin Schade Architects.
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Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional operational support is provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Agnes Gund, and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
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