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October 7, 2010

Yale Center for British Art presents James Frazer Stirling

Yale Center for British Art
James Stirling (Firm)
British Olivetti Headquarters, Milton Keynes, England: interior perspective, 1970-74
Ink, colored pencil and graphite on paper
James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds,
Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
Exhibitions at Yale Center for British Art and Yale School of Architecture assess the career and legacy of British architect James StirlingAn Architect’s Legacy: James Stirling’s Students at Yale, 1959–1983

The Yale Center for British Art and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal (CCA) have co-organized the first international exhibition of the archive of British architect, Yale School of Architecture professor, and Pritzker Prize laureate James Stirling (1924–1992). The exhibition, Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Stirling, Architect and Teacher, will premiere at the Yale Center for British Art in October 2010. James Stirling, regarded as one of the most important and innovative architects of the twentieth century, earned international acclaim through bold and innovative projects such as the Leicester University Engineering building (1959–63); the History Faculty building at Cambridge University (1964–67); the Neue Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (1977–84); the Clore Gallery for the Turner Collection at Tate Britain (1984); and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum at Harvard University (1979–84).

Notes from the Archive will feature more than three hundred original architectural drawings, models, and photographs drawn from the James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds at the CCA. Together the works reveal Stirling’s wide-ranging approach to architectural composition and language, as well as the fundamental importance of historical and modernist architecture to his work. A concurrent exhibition at the Yale School of Architecture (YSOA) will include nearly three hundred drawings by seventy students who studied architecture under Stirling’s tutelage. Following its opening at the Center, Notes from the Archive will travel to Tate Britain, London (spring/summer 2011); Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (fall 2011); and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, (spring 2012).

Opening Lecture

Wednesday, October 13, 5:30 pm
Anthony Vidler, Dean and Professor, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union, and curator of Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Stirling, Architect and Teacher

Location: Robert L. McNeil Jr. Lecture Hall, Yale University Art Gallery

THE YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART
The Yale Center for British Art houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. Presented to the University by Paul Mellon (Yale College Class of 1929), the collection of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, rare books, and manuscripts reflects the development of British art, life, and thought from the Elizabethan period to the present.

YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART
1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut
877 BRIT ART (274 8278) | http://yale.edu/ycba
Tuesday–Saturday 10–5; Sunday 12–5
Admission is free

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Kaci Bayless, 203 436 3429
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