January 22, 2007
by Canadian Architect
Presented by the World Monuments Fund in cooperation with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this series focuses on the meaning of architectural monuments in their cultural context and on efforts to ensure their survival today.
The following lectures all begin at 8:00pm in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
April 24: Lord Norman Foster
Architect, founder and chairman of Foster + Partners
Building With History: How The Old and the New Can Coexist in the Modern World
May 1: Alain de Botton
Author of The Architecture of Happiness
The Architecture of Happiness: How our Surroundings Affect our Emotional Well-Being
May 8: John Julius Viscount Norwich
Honorary Chairman of World Monuments Fund
Saving Venice: The Challenges of Preserving One of the World’s Most Treasured Cities
Tickets are $60 for the series. Single tickets are $22 and will be available beginning February 5. To order, call the Metropolitan Box Office at (212) 570-3949.