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Events February 2017


Breuer Revisited: New Photographs by Luisa Lambri and Bas Princen

February 20, 2017
through May 21, 2017

This exhibition presents two series of commissioned photographs by Luisa Lambri and Bas Princen that capture the architecture of four iconic Marcel Breuer buildings. Saint John's Abbey Church in Collegeville, Minnesota, and the UNESCO headquarters in Paris were selected for their scale and significance to Breuer’s career. The IBM research center in La Gaude, France, served as the experimental site where sophisticated prefabricated systems for concrete constructions were developed. The fourth building, the former Whitney Museum of American Art and now The Met Breuer, epitomizes the architect's principles. Their photographs explore the relationship between the built environment and its inhabitants and offer two distinct views of how Breuer's monumental buildings exist today. Evoking minimalism and abstraction, Lambri creates images that examine the dialogue between interior and exterior and the interaction between surface and light. Princen investigates and reframes urban and rural spaces through documenting the concept of post-occupancy, or the evolution of a building and its enduring relevance. Organized by Beatrice Galilee, the Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Met, the exhibition is made possible by The Daniel and Estrellita Brodsky Foundation.

Through May 21
The Met Breuer

Photos courtesy


Week of February 19th