The opening of The Importance of Drawing: Ralph Rapson's Legacy has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall. A reception for the exhibition will be held from 7-9 p.m. with live music, hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
Sponsored by HGA Architects and Engineers, the exhibition will feature examples of Rapson's work in addition to that of many of his Minnesota colleagues and students. The "Minnesota Style" is characterized by the Rapsonian qualities of strong use of line to define three-dimensional form; absolute mastery of the use of shade and shadow to define these forms and give them materiality; and buildings and landscapes populated by believable characters of all shapes and sizes, ages, genders, and nationalities.
The exhibition opening coincides with Rendezvous at the U which begins with a lecture, How Architecture Shapes Behavior, at 6 p.m. in 100 Rapson Hall by Kim Herforth Nielsen, MAA RIBA, principal architect at 3XN, Denmark.