Shaping the Future
The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York
The Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki
and The National Building Museum,
Washington, D.C., with the support of the
Yale University School of Architecture.
Tour of 9 museums in Europe and the United States
This exhibition is the first-ever retrospective of Eero Saarinen (1910–61), one of the most prolific, unorthodox, and controversial architects and designers of the 20th century. Saarinen shaped America’s national identity during what publisher Henry Luce called “The American Century” with his designs for General Motors, Bell Labs, CBS, IBM, and the U.S. government.
Reviews in Metropolis magazine and The New York
Review of Books.
“The current show and publication…are exemplars of scrupulous scholarship and handsome presentation.”
Martin Filler, The New York Review of Books, June 12, 2008
“Curator Donald Albrecht superbly describes what the architect did and how he did it…”
Jayne Merkel, Metropolis magazine January 2008
Exhibition designer: Roy Manttari
Exhibition graphic designer: Michael Beirut/Pentagram