Detroit, MI

Albert Kahn Legacy Foundation to hold "Albert Kahn: Creating the Modern World" exhibition

Wayne Dover

DETROIT, MI - To celebrate Albert Kahn's works from 1869 - 1942, the Albert Kahn Legacy Foundation will hold an exhibit named "Albert Kahn: Creating the Modern World". This event will take place on Thursday, September 9, 2021.

Albert Kahn is one of the most important architects in Detroit in the first half of the 20th century. He was the world's leading architect in his era. Kahn's work empowered the creation of America’s present-day mechanical undertakings, created famous office and civic buildings, and propelled the modernist designs that taken after. This event tells the story of truly noteworthy architecture and design that has stood the test of time.

Utilizing text and various photographs, the display shows the inventive virtuoso behind the plan and building of numerous of Detroit and Michigan’s most notorious structures, from the automotive industrial facilities of the early 20th century, including the Detroit Athletic Club, the Fisher Building, and the Belle Isle Aquarium and Conservatory. Amid the stature of the Art Deco period, Kahn designed the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, the previous General Motors headquarters, and numerous buildings on the University of Michigan campus, including the Carillon Tower and Hill Auditorium.

Taking place at the East Lobby of the Fisher Building, this "Albert Kahn: Creating the Modern World" exhibit is partnered with The Fisher Building/The platform, as the provider of the exhibition space. This event will start at 5:30 p.m. and closed at 7:30 p.m. Besides that, Albert Kahn Associates is also the event partner, as the one who is co-hosting the event's opening on September 9.

This is a free exhibit, and you can register yourself in its Eventbrite here. To get more information about this event, visit Albert Kahn Legacy Foundation's Facebook page here.

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