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Eero Saarinen at the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Institute of Arts

By September 11, 2008

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Mid-century modern design lovers and architecture fans will be excited to hear that the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts are jointly presenting a major retrospective of architect and designer Eero Saarinen's career.

Finnish-born Saarinen is most well known for the St. Louis Arch and the jet age TWA Flight Center at New York's JFK airport. He also designed corporate buildings, homes, churches. He also designed furniture including many iconic mid-century modern designs.

In Minnesota, the IBM corporate campus in Rochester was desgined by Eero Saarinen Associates, Inc., and he collaborated with his father, Eliel, on the design of the Christ Church Lutheran in Minneapolis.

The retrospective features sketches, working drawings, models, photographs, furnishings, films, and other ephemera from various archives and private collections, covering Saarinen's entire output of more than 50 completed and uncompleted projects.

Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future opens on Saturday, September 13, 2008.

The exhibition is split between the Walker and the MIA. Entry is free at the MIA, and admission to the Saarinen exhibit is included in general admission to the Walker.

Photo Joe Raedle/Getty Images


September 12, 2008 at 12:00 am
(1) Mpls gal says:

maybe a non-st.louis Missouri pic could be helpful…

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