Rendezvous with the U: A conversation with Balthazar Korab, photographer and architect

Balthazar Korab worked with Le Corbusier before coming to the United States in 1955 to join Eero Saarinen and Associates, where he began experimenting with the use of photography as part of the design development process. Korab is joined in conversation by John Comazzi (Architecture).

This free, public event is the opening lecture for Beyond the Measly ABC, a symposium examining the legacy of one of the modern masters of architecture, Eero Saarinen.

Friday, October 10, 7-9 p.m.
Lecture: 7 p.m., Bell Museum Auditorium
Reception: 8:30 p.m., Rapson Hall

Several College of Design faculty will be participating in the symposium: Dean Tom Fisher will speak on Eero Saarinen's contribution to Contemporary Architecture; Nancy Miller (Architecture) will present work on Eero Saarinen's corporate campuses; and Ozayr Saloojee (Architecture) will speak to his current research on Eliel Saarinen's design of Christ Church Lutheran.

As part of these events, an exhibit entitled "Christ Church Lutheran: Three Photographic Visions" will open at the conclusion of the symposium on Sunday, October 12. The exhibit features a photographic narrative of Christ Church Lutheran as seen through the camera lenses of George Miles-Ryan (1911-91), Balthazar Korab (1926-) and Pete Sieger, AIA. Organized and curated by Ozayr Saloojee and Michael Hara, the exhibit will be at Christ Church Lutheran until January of 2009. Contact the church at 612-721-6611 for exhibition hours.

The symposium is sponsored by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center, Christ Church Lutheran, and the College of Design. Rendezvous with the U is cosponsored by the American Institute of Architects, Minneapolis.

For more information, call 612-625-8796.