August 26, 2015

Building Art: Paul Goldberger and James Cuno On Frank Gehry

Paul Goldberger examines Gehry's impact on museums and the arts locally and globally.

Valerie Tate
Getty Communications
(310) 440-6861

LOS ANGELES –Visit the Getty Center on Sunday, September 27, to hear Pulitzer Prize- winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger discuss his new book, Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry with James Cuno, president of the Getty.

Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry is the first critical biography of Gehry, showing the full range of his work along with the story of his life. With a body of work that has transformed contemporary architecture, Gehry is among the very few architects in history to be both respected by critics as a creative, cutting-edge force and embraced by the general public as a popular figure. His work has had a profound impact on museums, artists, and the city of Los Angeles.

In recognition of his impact, Gehry is the recipient of this year’s Getty Medal Award, recognizing outstanding achievement in the visual arts.

Paul Goldberger is currently a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Previously he spent fifteen years as the architecture critic for The New Yorker and began his career at The New York Times, where he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism for his writing on architecture. He is the author of several books, most recently Why Architecture Matters, Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture, and Up From Zero. He teaches at The New School and lectures widely around the country on architecture, design, historic preservation, and cities.

James Cuno joined the Trust as president and CEO in August 2011. A national and international museum leader and scholar, Cuno was president and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago before joining the Getty. Cuno received his A.M. and Ph.D. in the history of art from Harvard in 1980 and 1985, respectively; an M.A. in the history of art from the University of Oregon in 1978; and a B.A. in history from Willamette University in 1973

The conversation with Paul Goldberger and James Cuno will be held on Sunday, September 27, at 7p.m. at the Getty Center in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium. Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended. Call 310 440-7300 or reserve online.
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