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Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future

October 6, 2006–December 6, 2006
Kunsthalle Helsinki
   
January 20, 2007–March 18, 2007
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
   
April 19, 2007–October 7, 2007
Centre International pour la Ville, L’Architecture et le Paysage, Brussels
   
November 17, 2007–March 30, 2008
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
   
May 3, 2008–August 23, 2008
National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.

September 14, 2008–January 4, 2009
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
   
January 31, 2009–April 26, 2009
Washington University, Saint Louis
   
November 8, 2009–January 31, 2010
Museum of the City of New York
   
February 19, 2010–May 2, 2010
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future is the first major exhibition to examine the architect’s wide-ranging career from the 1930s through the early 1960s. Saarinen (1910–1961) was one of the most prolific, unorthodox, and controversial masters of 20th-century architecture. His iconic designs, ranging from the tulip chair to the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch in Saint Louis, helped create the international image of the United States in the decades following World War II. Saarinen also continued Yale’s commitment to modern architecture through the swooping concrete vaults of Ingalls Hockey Rink. Organized by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki and the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., and presented in conjunction with the Yale University School of Architecture, the traveling exhibition features drawings, models, furniture, photographs, films, and ephemera.

Exhibition organized by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki and the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., with the support of the Yale School of Architecture. ASSA ABLOY is the global sponsor for the exhibition. Additional support is provided by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, Florence Knoll Bassett, Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jeffrey Klein, Earle I. Mack, Marvin Suomi, anonymous donors, and the Ministry of Education, Finland. Support for the Yale venues is provided by ASSA ABLOY, Stanley Tigerman, and the Joann and Gifford Phillips, Class of 1942, Fund.


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Eero Saarinen, Finnish-American, (1910 – 1961)
b. August 20, 1910, Kirkkonummi
d. 1961

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