“Building the Modern” Film Screening “Philip Johnson: Diary of an Eccentric Architect”

Date: Time: 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Sheldon Museum of Art
Additional Info: SHEL
Contact: 402-472-2461, sheldon@unl.edu
View the film “Philip Johnson: Diary of an Eccentric Architect” in the Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium. A discussion led by Jorge Daniel Veneciano, director of the Sheldon Museum of Art, will follow.

“Philip Johnson: Diary of an Eccentric Architect” is a fascinating look into the mind of one of the most creative and significant architects of the twentieth century. The film depicts Johnson at work on his property in New Canaan, Connecticut, which includes the seminal Glass House (1949) and served as a laboratory for his architecture. This film coincides with the exhibition “‘Look for Beauty’: Philip Johnson and Art Museum Design,” which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Sheldon Museum of Art.

“Building the Modern” is a collaboration between the Sheldon Museum of Art and the Lincoln AIA. This exciting series of programs explores the impact of museums and modernism on our lives. Tuesday nights in July, we’ll screen award-winning movies on important museum architects. The series culminates in a walking tour of downtown Lincoln in which we’ll examine those architects’ works up close and assess modernism’s continuing power to shape our built environment.

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