Frank Gehry, Architect: Designs for Museums, 30 March – 27 May 2006
Millennium Court Arts Centre is delighted to present ‘Frank Gehry, Architect: Designs for Museums’. This is the first major exhibition of the architect’s work in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Originally organised at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, the show toured to The Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C. The project has received National Lottery funding through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Architecture Special Initiative to tour to MCAC,
Frank Gehry’s designs for museums have made him one of the pre-eminent architects of the twentieth century. His museums include the Cabrillo Marine Museum in San Pedro; The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota; and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Northern Spain.
The exhibition features photographs, models, installations, 3D video of Gehry’s architecture focusing on museum spaces and examples of his sculpture and furniture. It emphasises both the function of Gehry’s sculptural exteriors, which set the tone for the artistic and historical experience within, along with his equally ground breaking interiors, which can be regarded as works of art in themselves. There are four main sections in the exhibition—Contexts for Museums, Complex Exteriors, Galleries with Character, and Technology.
The show is supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Architecture Special Initiative, Craigavon Borough Council, Arts & Business, Harry Porter Architects, Portadown Architects Group and High Street Mall.