Join us for a presentation with renowned scholar and curator Dr. Barry Bergdoll for his lecture, Architecture in the Museum: The Case for Activism. Trained as an art historian, Dr. Bergdoll has focused his work on modern architectural history looking at architecture’s role in shaping culture and society. He has championed design thinking to respond to long-term challenges of global warming, called for the end of the cult of star architects, and pushed for museums to take on advocacy roles.
Dr. Barry Bergdoll is the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Architectural History at Columbia University and Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, where from 2007-2013 he served as The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design. Bergdoll has curated landmark exhibitions at MoMA, including Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive (2017), Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 (2015), and Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling (2008).
Since 1981, the Steven & Dorothea Green Critics’ Lecture Series has introduced internationally renowned artists, museum curators, scholars and critics to the South Florida Community. These speakers have shaped art history through their scholarly, creative, and leadership contributions. They have inspired us to think critically, investigate further, and consider the discourses and practices that shape the world of art.