“Building the Modern” Film Screening “I. M. Pei—First Person Singular”

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 “I. M. Pei—First Person Singular” in the Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium. A discussion led by members of the Lincoln chapter of the American Institute of Architects will follow.

In this intimate portrait, I. M. Pei leads viewers through the Louvre, the National Gallery of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Miho Museum, and other examples of his extraordinary designs. He discusses his early life in China, his years at MIT and Harvard, and his work with demanding clients including Jacqueline Kennedy, Paul Mellon, and Francois Mitterrand. Narrating the film himself, the modernist master reveals his architectural philosophy and principles in an unprecedented way.

“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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