Simply put, Jan Ruhtenberg is the greatest architect you’ve never heard of. And after two years of research, on October 4th 6- 11 p.m., will open the retrospective of Ruhtenberg’s work, Come Here Architekt. Ruhtenberg’s accomplishments are astonishing. He was an apprentice and colleague of Mies Van Der Rohe during his most significant projects; a close confidant of Philip Johnson who helped introduce modernism to America; a man who escaped Nazi Germany to design projects for Herman Miller, Greta Garbo, Nelson Rockefeller and the Swedish Royal family. However, as Jan approached the pinnacle of his profession, he was outed as a gay man in conservative 1950?s America. Jan’s commissions disappeared and he all but vanished from the history of modern architecture.
2013/10/04 - 2013/10/04
Additional time info:
October 4- November 16
Opening reception: October 4, 6-11 p.m.
VIP preview October 3, 5-8 p.m. Members free, Public $5