LADD LECTURE SERIES
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Speck is the principal of Austin-based architecture and engineering firm, Page, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and holds the W. L. Moody Centennial Professorship in Architecture. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an undergraduate receiving two degrees, one in Art and Design from the School of Architecture and one in Management from the Sloan School of Management. He also received his Master of Architecture from M.I.T.
6 PM Cocktail Buffet Reception, $40 per person
Amarillo Museum of Art
AMoA Alliance Reception Co-Chairmen: Britny Zambrano and Dana Walton
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Reception Sponsored By:
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brister
Wolflin Mortgage Co.
Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc.
Anonymous, Mr. W.P. Buckthal, Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price and Dr. and Mrs. Steve Urban
Ms. Patricia W. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Robbin Dawson, Dr. and Mrs. William Hale, Dr. Mitch Jones, Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kibbey, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Lemert, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Long, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Oeschger,
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Smith, Mr. and Mrs. John Walker, Mrs. Dana Walton, AIA, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Zambrano
7 PM Free Lecture, Architecture that Makes Lives Better
Guest Speaker: LARRY SPECK, FAIA
Concert Hall Theatre, Amarillo College
Lecture sponsored by Mrs. Frank A. Ladd in memory of Mr. Frank A. Ladd
History of the Ladd Lecture
The Ladd Lecture is an ongoing series of lectures by distinguished experts from across the United States. The series, sponsored by the Frank Ladd Family, is dedicated to a greater understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts. Recent guests have been Andrew Scott DeJesse, a Modern Day Monuments Man; Jock Reynolds, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery; Eric Lee, Director, Kimbell Museum of Art; Pratapaditya Pal, internationally renowned Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan art scholar; Richard Bretell, The Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair, Art and Aesthetics, UT Dallas; John Walsh, former director, J Paul Getty Museum; Edmund P. "Ted" Pillsbury, former director, Kimbell Art Museum.
A Shared Experience: Anh-Thuy Nguyen and Du Chau / artists
Friday, October20, 2017
The Amarillo Museum of Art (AMoA) is hosting a free Film Series, in partnership with Panhandle PBS,
Tuesdays in September in the AMoA Library from 12 Noon– 1 PM. Brown Bag lunch. Water will be provided.
September 12: 10 Buildings that Changed America
Trend-setting works of architecture that have shaped and inspired our American landscape. From the state capitol building that first declared our architectural independence from Great Britain, to an iconic Prairie-style home by Frank Lloyd Wright. From the factory that housed Henry Ford’s first Model T moving assembly line, to the original indoor regional shopping mall. From H.H. Richardson’s iconic Trinity Church in Boston, to Frank Gehry’s game-changing Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
September 19: American Masters – Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future
Explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961). Best known for designing National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch, Saarinen also designed New York’s TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport, Yale University’s Ingalls Rink and Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, Virginia’s Dulles Airport, and modernist pedestal furniture like the Tulip chair. His sudden death at age 51 cut short one of the most influential careers in American architecture.
September 26: 10 homes that Changed America
Architecturally adventuresome dwellings that elevated living to an art form. A primer in domestic architecture, the film also offers a lesson in the history of American domestic life, as the evolving design of these homes over time reveals Americans’ changing relationship with nature, technology, and each other. The 10 homes: Taos Pueblo, Monticello, Lyndhurst, The Tenement, The Gamble House, Langston Terrace Dwellings, Fallingwater, Eames House, Marina City, and Glidehouse.
TBD: The M.I.A’s. on Tiger Mountain, recounts Delta Company’s efforts to bring home the bodies of soldiers from the A Shau Valley.