IMA Director’s Conversation with Architect Greg Lynn

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is an important Indianapolis attraction. Not only because the IMA opens its doors for FREE every day to all Indianapolis people, but also because the IMA staff programs events, lectures, films and all other types of entertaining and educational opportunities for the Indianapolis community. Wednesday, April 28, 2010, Director and CEO of the IMA, Maxwell Anderson, sits down for a discussion with leading architect Greg Lynn. This Indianapolis art event is at 7:00 pm in the Tobias Theatre at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Tickets range from $7.00 for Indianapolis people to $5.00 for members of this Indianapolis museum. Indianapolis kids with a student ID will be admitted for FREE.

Greg Lynn is modern day pioneer in the world of architecture. His use of computing, design and architecture to create an entirely new architectural method has placed him at the forefront of the business. Born in North Olmstead, Ohio, Greg Lynn graduated cum laude from Miami University in Ohio with degrees in architecture and philosophy. He then went on to attend Princeton University, where he graduated with a Masters in Philosophy.

He is distinguished for his use of computer aided design to produce irregular, biomorphic architectural forms. He proposes that with the use of computers, Calculus can be a vivid part of a new generation of architectural expression. In addition, he is a forerunner in the field of exploring and integrating the tools of digital fabrication into the process of design and construction.

He has worked as the director at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies and taught at an array of universities including Yale School of Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles Department of Architecture and Design, the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, and most recently the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

He is a principal of the design firm Greg Lynn FORM, which he founded. The first project FORM worked on was the New York Presbyterian Church in Queens, New York, with Douglas Garofalo and Michael McInturf. The design concept for this now well known piece of architecture used vector based animation software. Since then, Greg Lynn has gone onto design houses in California, and is credited with inventing “blob architecture.”

Recently, he was profiled by TIME magazine in their projection of twenty first century innovators in the field of architecture and design. In 2008, he was named the Venice Biennale Golden Lion recipient for Best Installation. This prestigious award, established in 1980 as new invention from the Venice Biennale in art, recognizes leaps made in the academic side of architecture. In 2005, Forbes magazine named Greg Lynn one of the top ten trendsetters in architecture.

His work has been exhibited around the world including Venice, Tel Aviv and Los Angeles. In addition, he has authored several publications sharing his innovative ideas on contemporary architecture. His work is represented in the collections of the San Francisco Modern Museum of Art, Centre Pompidou, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Meet this innovative architect at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. His conversation with Maxwell Anderson will center on “the impact of new technologies from the aerospace, navel, automotive and entertainment industries on architecture and design.” This Indianapolis event is presented by the Design Arts Society of the IMA and the Indianapolis AIA and made possible by the Evans Woollen Memorial Lecture Fund.

Head to the Indianapolis Museum of Art for this thought provoking Indianapolis art museum event. Before the discussion, head to the nearby Indianapolis cultural district, Broad Ripple Village, for some dinner. Take a taste of any of the many Indianapolis restaurants in Broad Ripple Village. Show up early to the IMA, and talk a walk through their FREE Indianapolis art galleries. After the lecture, head back to Broad Ripple and any of its Indianapolis bars for a refreshing conversation about the ever changing nature of architecture over cocktails.

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Director’s Conversation with Greg Lynn
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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