KWAHS Presents: Kevin Roche – The Quiet Architect

September 10, 2019 - 6:30 pm

Produced by: Key West Art and Historical Society
Event Category: Art and Artists
Admission: $10

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“Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect” is a feature documentary tracing the key architectural questions running through the 70-year career of Pritzker Prize-winning Irish-American architect Kevin Roche — including the relationship between architects and the public they serve.

Still working at age 94, Kevin Roche is an enigma: a man with no interest in fame who refuses retirement and continually looks to the future regardless of age. Roche’s architectural philosophy is that “the responsibility of the modern architect is to create a community for a modern society,” and he has emphasized the importance of bringing nature into the buildings people inhabit. The film considers how this philosophy has been applied in such iconic buildings as the Ford Foundation, Oakland Museum and at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art — for whom Kevin Roche was the principal architect for over 40 years.

This film is presented by the Key West Art and Historical Society. Watch for more information on a special guest host who will be on hand to introduce the screening.

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