Reflections on a Museum Milestone: A Conversation with Architect Richard Kaeyer
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Museum’s 1969 Brutalist building, architect Richard Kaeyer, of the firm Sherwood, Mills & Smith at the time, engages in conversation with Joseph C. Forte, the Esther Raushenbush Chair of Art History at Sarah Lawrence College, about his design for the building, revolutionary at the time, and whose style is currently experiencing a resurgence worldwide. Following the interview, explore the Museum’s award-winning 1969 wing and enjoy a reception with the speakers.
Don’t miss Adapt, React, Interact: 50 Years of Architecture at the HRM, an exhibition that highlights the surface, structure, and spaces of the 1969 wing, demonstrating how the building has engaged our visitors, hosted exhibitions, and framed the spectacular landscape of the Hudson River Valley and Yonkers from its perch in Trevor Park.
Joseph Forte is senior faculty member in Art and Architectural History at Sarah Lawrence College. During his study for a Ph.D at Columbia University, he was a University, Kress, and Wittkower fellowship holder and head of various student organizations. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and offers courses on European Art and Architecture 1300 to 1700, and the History, Theory, and Practice of Architecture 1750 to the present. He has published articles and organized exhibitions on the art of Nicolas Poussin, Caravaggio, and Raphael and the architecture of New York City. He is currently head of the Sarah Lawrence Florence Summer Program and holds the Esther Rauschenbush Chair in Teaching at Sarah Lawrence.
This program is sponsored by KG+D Architects, PC.