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Frank Gehry: Event Info.

This research guide was created to accompany Frank Gehry: A Visions and Voices Experience L.A. Event

A Visions and Voices Experience L.A. Event

Visions & Voices Event Description

The Frank Gehry retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) opened on September 13, 2015 and will close on March 20, 2016.

Frank Gehry has revolutionized architecture. His innovation and ability to push the boundaries of his medium garnered him architecture’s top honor, the Pritzker Prize, in 1989. His pioneering work in digital technologies set in motion the practices adopted by the construction industry today. From Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the works of the Canadian-born, Los Angeles–based architect are instantly recognizable and hugely influential—leading Vanity Fair to call him “the most important architect of our age.”

Frank Gehry, a major exhibition at LACMA, presents a comprehensive examination of Gehry’s extraordinary body of work from the early 1960s to the present, featuring over 200 drawings, many of which have never before been seen publicly, and 65 models that reveal the evolution of Gehry’s thinking. Tracing the arc of his career, the exhibition focuses on urbanism and the development of new systems of digital design and fabrication. This fascinating retrospective offers an opportunity to reflect on the development of Gehry’s work and to understand the processes of one of the great minds of contemporary architecture.