The exhibition Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture, organized by Vitra Design Museum, is the first major retrospective of Kahn’s work in two decades. Bellevue Arts Museum is proud to be the first venue of the American leg of the international tour. It runs through May 1, 2016 at the museum located at 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.
The view of Kahn’s architectural oeuvre is augmented by a selection of watercolors, pastels, and charcoal drawings created during his travels, which document his skill as an artist and illustrator.
Highlights of the exhibition include a 12 feet-high model of the spectacular City Tower designed for Philadelphia (1952 – 57), as well as previously unpublished film footage shot by Nathanial Kahn, the son of Louis Kahn and director of the film ‘My Architect.’
Interviews with architects such as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Peter Zumthor, and Sou Fujimoto underscore the current significance of Kahn’s work, which is being rediscovered and made accessible to a wide public audience with this exhibition.