Updates and Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Skip to main content

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville will host lectures and exhibits in connection with a conference on modernism.

The lectures and exhibits, open to the public, are main events in the Southeast Conference of the Association of Schools of Architecture, which the college is hosting Oct. 9-10.

The lecture schedule:
— ”Modernism as the Apogee of Autonomization,” Wilfried Wang, director, Architecture Museum, Frankfort, Germany; 11 a.m., Oct. 9, McCarty Auditorium, Art and Architecture Building.
— ”Fragments of Utopia, Collage Reflections of Heroic Modernism,” David Wild, architect and author, Great Britain; 5 p.m., Oct. 9, McCarty Auditorium.

The exhibits:
— ”The TVA Legacy, The Early Years,” artifacts, photos and drawings from the TVA Historical Collection; 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10 only; and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays; Ewing Gallery, Art and Architecture Building.
— ”40 Years, 40 Images: Photographs of Detroit,” by Balthasaar Korab; same schedule as ”The TVA Legacy,” also in the Ewing Gallery.
Marleen Davis, dean of the college, said approximately 70 architects and architectural educators are expected to attend.

”UT is an ideal host for a conference on Modernism,” Davis said. ”As the site of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, the region participated in two of the most dramatic examples of modernist technological experimentation,” Davis said.