Philip Johnson with model of the building, 1967
2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the completion of The Kreeger Museum building. It was designed by world famous architect, Philip Johnson, in 1964 and completed in 1967. The Museum has asked two prominent Washington architects, Michael E. Hickok, FAIA and Yolanda Cole, FAIA, of Hickok Cole Architects to conceive and curate a special exhibit celebrating this occasion.
Curator’s statement: RE-VISION
“Our vision for this anniversary exhibition goes beyond the expected historic sketches, photographs of construction and archival correspondence between Mr. Johnson and his client. Instead we have asked artists to create entirely new artistic material based on the inspired design of the building. We want the public to see the Museum in new and fresh ways; through the eyes of some of the region’s most prominent art photographers. Each artist creates images that will engage the public and challenge them to look at Philip Johnson’s work from the artist’s unique point of view. In that way, the building itself transforms from being the subject of the exhibition to becoming the inspiration.”
RE-VISION Artists: Cynthia Connolly, Frank Hallam Day, Avi Gupta, Max Hirshfeld, Franz Jantzen, and Colin Winterbottom