On the Pursuit of Perfection: The Legacy Architecture of Louis I. Kahn in Our City

April 29, 2017 - October 15, 2017

During the mid-century, globally renowned architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) envisioned the design for a chimerical arts campus where the Arts United Center and Fort Wayne Museum of Art presently sit. The Arts United Center, Kahn’s only theater and the only building that was ever realized from his designs of the campus, dramatically exemplifies his numerous pioneering methods. With this exhibition, we take an investigative look at his finalized architectural blueprints; we discover the depth of Kahn’s intensive process that lasted almost fifteen years and culminated in a sublime artwork, the Arts United Center.

On the Pursuit of Perfection is presented in tandem with a second Kahn exhibit opening July 22, which will continue the story of Kahn’s architectural journey in Fort Wayne.

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.