April 01, 2002 Amon Carter Museum to Present 2002 John Entenza Memorial Lecture
Fort Worth, TX, April 1, 2002—Richard Brettell, professor of aesthetic studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, will speak on the art museum design work of world-renowned architect Philip Johnson, whose credits include the Amon Carter Museum, on Wednesday, April 10, at the Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Formerly the McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art and Searle Curator of European Painting at the Art Institute of Chicago, Brettell has been involved in architectural projects with Johnson and Frank Gehry. His lecture will survey the architecture of Johnson's art museums and place them in the context of the modernist art movement in Europe and America in the years following World War II.
Brettell has worked on architectural projects in museums for more than 20 years with such figures as Edward Larrabee Barnes, Tom Beeby, Gary Cunningham, Paul Florian, Adrian Smith, and others. He was a founder and served as the first president of the Dallas Architecture Forum, where he is still a board member. He has also served as architectural advisor to the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Ore., and the Dallas Museum of Natural History.
Presented jointly by the Amon Carter Museum and the School of Architecture, University of Texas at Arlington, this lecture is part of a series devoted to the memory of John Entenza (1905–1984), a trustee of the museum whose passion was architecture. In 1938, John Entenza joined California Arts and Architecture magazine as editor. By 1943, he had completely overhauled the magazine and renamed it Arts and Architecture. This publication had worldwide influence and was among the first magazines in the country to present the work of Hans Hofmann, Charles Eames, and Paul Rudolph.
The Entenza lecture will be held in the Carter's new 160-seat auditorium. The museum reopened in October following a two-year, $39 million expansion.