SAVE THE DATE: MY FRIEND LYDA KUTH LECTURE AT THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM SEPTEMBER 29TH

Thursday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.

Architect Eleanor Raymond: A Pioneer in the Field

The life and accomplishments of Eleanor Raymond (1887-1989), a pioneering woman in the field of architecture during the mid-20th century, will be the subject of a talk presented by documentary film maker Lyda Kuth. A graduate of the Cambridge School of Art and Landscape Architecture for Women, Eleanor Raymond was a noted innovator partnering with solar energy researcher Dr. Mária Telkes to design one of the first successful solar-heated buildings in the Northeast. On Cape Ann, Raymond designed homes for artist Natalie Hays Hammond, anthropologist Carlton S. Coon and a summer cottage for herself overlooking Gloucester’s outer harbor. Lyda Kuth is an independent filmmaker and Executive Director of the LEF Foundation, which supports New England independent documentary filmmakers. She has been recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council with the prestigious Commonwealth Award and honored by Women in Film and Video New England with an Image Award.

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Exploring Architecture on Cape Ann

A series of lectures in connection with the Cape Ann Museum’s exhibition Design/Build

 

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (May 31, 2016) – The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present three evening lectures in conjunction with this summer’s exhibition exploring the history and achievements of the architectural firm Phillips & Holloran: Design/Build: The Drawings of Phillips & Holloran, Architect. The exhibition is on view: June 4 through October 9, 2016. Fans of architecture, novice and knowledgeable alike are invited to enjoy one or all three evening lectures given by historians, architects and filmmakers.

 

EZRA L. PHILLIPS, Block for Howard Blackburn, Esq. Main Street, Gloucester—Main Street Elevation and East Elevation 1900, Scale: ¼” = 1 foot, ink on linen.

 

Thursday, June 23, 7:00 p.m.

Between Earth, Sea and Sky: Four Hundred Years of Building on Cape Ann

Architect and preservation consultant Wendy Frontiero will open the series with an introduction to the predominant architectural styles of Cape Ann, and an exploration into ways that people, culture and industry combine to make extraordinary places. Frontiero has extensive experience in the documentation, evaluation, protection, and enhancement of historic properties. Her work includes determination of historical and architectural significance; building conditions assessments and recommendations for treatment; designs for restoration, renovation and additions; community-wide preservation planning; and assistance with design review and regulatory review processes.

 

Thursday, July 7, 6:00 p.m. reception followed by lecture at 7:00 p.m.

New Spaces/Old Places – Merging Contemporary Architecture with Historic Neighborhoods

Join two of the region’s top women architects for a conversation on issues in contemporary architecture: Deborah Epstein (Epstein Joslin Architects, Inc.), one of the lead architects for the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, and Maryann Thompson (Maryann Thompson Architects), architect for the modern rebuild of the Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester following the loss of the original building to fire in 2008. Epstein and Thompson will speak about the process each firm went through and the challenges they faced in the design and construction of a new public building in an old New England community.

 

Thursday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.

Architect Eleanor Raymond: A Pioneer in the Field

The life and accomplishments of Eleanor Raymond (1887-1989), a pioneering woman in the field of architecture during the mid-20th century, will be the subject of a talk presented by documentary film maker Lyda Kuth. A graduate of the Cambridge School of Art and Landscape Architecture for Women, Eleanor Raymond was a noted innovator partnering with solar energy researcher Dr. Mária Telkes to design one of the first successful solar-heated buildings in the Northeast. On Cape Ann, Raymond designed homes for artist Natalie Hays Hammond, anthropologist Carlton S. Coon and a summer cottage for herself overlooking Gloucester’s outer harbor. Lyda Kuth is an independent filmmaker and Executive Director of the LEF Foundation, which supports New England independent documentary filmmakers. She has been recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council with the prestigious Commonwealth Award and honored by Women in Film and Video New England with an Image Award.

Design/Build Lecture Series

Member cost is $10 per lecture / $25 for the series; Non-member cost is $15 per lecture / $40 for the series. Reservations are required. To purchase tickets or for more information please call (978)283-0455 x10or email info@capeannmuseum.org. Tickets can also be ordered online at Eventbrite.

 

 

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