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02.13.04 - 04.24.04 | SCI-Arc Kappe Library
Examining the Museum's Role: Competition Projects by SCI-Arc Faculty

Panel Discussion: March 24, 2004, 7pm

The Southern California Institute of Architecture is pleased to present Examining the Museum1s Role: Competition Projects by SCI-Arc Faculty in the SCI-Arc Kappe Library. The exhibition will consider the museum as one of the driving forces in the cultural development of contemporary cities by looking at three separate competitions for new museum spaces. Exhibited work
will include entries for the Great Egyptian Museum, an institution dedicated to preserving and displaying the artifacts that define the birth of human civilization. Entries for the Queens Museum of Art Expansion - including the winning submittal by Eric Owen Moss Architects - explore the idea of the museum as a catalyst for civic development. Lastly, the role museums play
in education as part of a larger campus is investigated in the various entries for the San Jose State University Museum of Art and Design Competition. These projects demonstrate provocative proposals for ways in which the museum might evolve to embrace a wide variety of cultural roles.

The work will be the subject of a panel discussion at 7pm on March 24th in the exhibition space of the SCI-Arc library, free and open to the public.

The following SCI-Arc faculty will be included in the exhibition:
Mitchell De Jarnett - KdJ
Hernan Diaz Alonso - Xefirotarch
Darin Johnstone - Johnstone Parker Architects
Wes Jones - Wes Jones Partners
Eric Kahn / Russell Thomsen - COA
Eric Owen Moss - Eric Owen Moss Architects
Gary Paige - GPS
Olivier Touraine - Touraine + Richmond