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  • Wang Shu: A Museum from a Painting

    Part of Asian Architecture Today, Thursday Nights

    Mar 29
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    $15 Non-Members / $5 Members (includes admission to the museum’s collection galleries)

    6:30—7:30 PM

    Samsung Hall

    Pritzker Prize–winning architect Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio presents a talk about the firm’s work and its sources of inspiration, including Chinese landscape painting and traditional buildings. Amateur Architecture Studio is at the forefront of contemporary Chinese architecture and the practice is rooted in the culture and natural resources of the communities where it works. This approach is reflected in projects such as the Ningbo History Museum, the campus of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou and, most recently, the Fuyang Cultural Complex.  

    Wang Shu and his wife, Lu Wenyu, established Amateur Architecture Studio in Hangzhou, China, in 1997. Wang received the Gold Medal of Architecture from the Académie d’Architecture of France in 2011 and the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2012 for the firm’s work.

    Please Note: This event is currently sold out, but there may be walk up tickets available at the door on the night of. Please arrive by 6pm to put your name on a wait list, and we will release any available tickets by 6:25pm.

    About the Series
    The Asian Art Museum and California College of the Arts present a series of lectures by leading figures shaping architecture today. Through this collaboration, the series hosts a combination of distinguished architects from Asia as well as North American practitioners active in Asia to provide a common framework for deepening knowledge of and interest in contemporary Asian architecture.  

Thursday Night Sponsors

Thursday Nights are supported by Nordstrom. Additional support is provided by The Hearst Foundations, Dodge & Cox, and The Joseph & Mercedes McMicking Foundation. 


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