May 21--MIDDLETOWN -- The Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University is presenting an exhibit on the building's unique architecture as part of the 40th anniversary celebration this year.
"Roche and Dinkeloo's Architecture for the CFA: A Situated Modernism" is on display at the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan until May 25. Admission is free.
"On the occasion of the Center for the Arts' 40th anniversary, this exhibition traces the process of its design and building from Wesleyan's early discussions with architects Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo in 1965 through the Center's completion in 1973," the CFA said in a news release.
The exhibit features drawings, renderings, photographs and construction models.
Art and Art History Professor Joseph Siry, also the curator of the exhibit, will speak about the CFA architecture in a free lecture on Saturday, May 24 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at CFA Hall.
Siry's talk will discuss the building's context on the mostly Greek Revival Wesleyan campus. Architect Kevin Roche will attend the event.
For more information about the exhibit or the CFA's 40th anniversary, go to http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa
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