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Opening Reception - UMass Dartmouth: Concrete Dreamin’

Date & Time: Wednesday, 04/17/2013
from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
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Location: CVPA Campus Gallery [map it]*
Admission: Free!
Sponsored by: College of Visual and Performing Arts
Contact: Viera Levitt
Description: Art History’s Senior Seminar Presents
UMass Dartmouth: Concrete Dreamin’

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 17th, 4pm – 7pm

Students from the Art History Senior Seminar are curating an exhibition on Paul Rudolph’s architectural design of UMass Dartmouth’s campus and the influences of the time period it was constructed. The exhibition opens in the CVPA Campus Gallery on Tuesday, April 16 and runs through Sunday, April 22, 2013.

The exhibition will focus on a number of concepts based around architect Paul Rudolph’s Design.
• Modernism Redux: Paul Rudolph Design for the UMass Dartmouth Campus
• Modernism: Embrace the Future and Reject Tradition
• Good Modern Design and American Consumerism
• Modernism and Social Revolution
• Modernism and the Landscape
• UMass Dartmouth Today and what will be in the Future

Paul Rudolph (1918-1997) was one of the leading architects in America in the 1950s and 60s. His fame spanned the time between the eras of the so-called International School and Postmodernism. His architecture was noteworthy for its unique individual style evident in all his projects. UMass Dartmouth’s campus was conceived by Rudolph in 1963 and completed in 1972 as a utopian campus community. Today it remains as a unique example of late 20th century architectural exuberance and optimism.

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GENERAL INFORMATION: Free admission. Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10am - 6pm and (added especially for this exhibition) Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Location: The CVPA Campus Gallery is located on the first floor of the Visual and Performing Arts Building on the main campus of UMass Dartmouth at 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth. Please use parking lot 7.

CVPA Campus Gallery University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747
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