Thursday, June 4, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:30 am Eastern Time
For museum directors, these are among the most pressing issues of our time: How will the global coronavirus pandemic change how public spaces are designed or modified, from classrooms to auditoriums, public restrooms to restaurants, hallways to elevators? How will the need for adequate social distancing impact how public spaces are used in a post-lockdown environment?
In a compelling new Bruce Museum Presents virtual panel discussion via Zoom on Thursday June 4, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, three executive directors of prominent cultural organizations will expand the conversation with four world-class architects to discuss “Architecture 20/20: New Visions for Public Spaces in the Age of COVID-19.”
They are Pamela Franks, Executive Director of the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, MA; Nico Wheadon, Executive Director of NXTHVN, a multidisciplinary arts incubator in New Haven, CT; and Robert Wolterstorff, The Susan E. Lynch Executive Director of the Bruce Museum.
Providing expert insight into these new and urgent issues are four distinguished architects whose practices focus on the design of public buildings and spaces:
* Steve Dumez, Principal and Director of Design at EskewDumezRipple
* Nick Koster, Director at Snøhetta (filling in for Craig Dykers, Founding Partner, Snøhetta)
* Maitland Jones, Principal at Deborah Berke Partners
* Paul Schulhof, Principal at Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
The four architects will open the program at 7:00 pm; the three museum directors will join the panel at 7:45. The program will conclude with a Q&A session moderated by Leonard Jacobs, producer of Bruce Presents.
Participation in the virtual Bruce Presents on Zoom for the benefit of the Bruce Museum is $25 for Museum members, $35 non-members. To reserve a place, visit brucemuseum.org or call 203-869-0376; a link to join the online conversation will be sent to registered attendees prior to the program.
The statements and opinions expressed by panelists, hosts, attendees, or other participants of this event are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor are endorsed by, the American Alliance of Museums.