Becoming Present: Louis I. Kahn and the Arts United Center

July 22, 2017 - October 29, 2017

In union with On the Pursuit of Perfection: The Legacy Architecture of Louis I. Kahn in Our City, we are paying homage to one of the greatest 20th century architects and sharing the second chapter of Fort Wayne’s Arts United Center: the building’s role in our community from its completion in 1973 until now, a pivotal time for cultural change.

By shedding a much-needed light on the many reasons to support and maintain Louis Kahn’s oft-overlooked, albeit monumentally significant, contribution to our city, Becoming Present investigates why it is integral to support the arts for a stronger, more vibrant community and help the Arts United Center move with us into the future.

Building and Exhibit Tours
July 11, 1-2:30pm // August 12, 2-3:30pm // September 1, 2-3:30pm
Join us for a combined tour of the exhibit and the Arts United Center. Tours will meet at FWMoA and are included with museum admission. Each tour is identical and will be limited to the first 25 participants. RSVP by calling Elizabeth Goings at 422.6467.

Curator’s Tour
September 7, 12:15pm
Join Chief Curator Charles Shepard for a tour of the exhibitions at FWMoA only. Free with museum admission.

Kahn Exhibit Party
September 29, 6-8pm
Celebrate both Kahn exhibitions that tell the fascinating story of Louis I. Kahn’s architectural journey in Fort Wayne, concluding with the completion of his only performing arts theater in the world, the Arts United Center. Our speaker for the evening will be Zach Benedict, whose career as an architect has emphasized the connection between people and places. Enjoy cash bar and appetizers.
$10 Members / $15 Future Members. – Get Tickets.

Exhibition and programming supported in part by MKM Architecture + Design.