The exhibition is being organized by the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (FJJMA) and the Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville, with additional assistance from Skyline Ink and J3 Architecture in Oklahoma City and Hans E. Butzer, associate professor of architecture and urban design and chairman of the Bruce Goff Chair of Creative Architecture at the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture.The exhibition is scheduled to open October 8, 2010 and close January 2, 2011 in the museum’s Sandy Bell Gallery.
Using modern technology, the exhibition will highlight the architectural achievements of one of the 20th century’s most internationally respected architects. Bruce Goff, who led OU’s then-School of Architecture from 1947-55, was a pioneer of the organic design movement.
This exhibition will encompass a survey of architectural designs by Goff that were never realized or were demolished. Utilizing state-of-the-art modeling and animation technologies, Goff’s designs will be reproduced in stunning detail to explore his theories of organicism and use of materials. Using Goff’s original working drawings as primary resource material, three-dimensional construction models and cinematic photorealistic computer animation will bring to life projects previously seen only in development stages, presentation renders, or historic photographs.
The FJJMA has the privilege of being the opening venue for the exhibition that will then travel to three yet-to-be-determined international museums before closing at the Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville in 2012. Discussions are ongoing about exhibit sites in Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, and London.
This exhibition also will provide a fitting segue to the World Creativity Forum, which will be hosted by Oklahoma Creativity in the fall of 2010. The World Creativity Forum’s annual meeting will be held in Oklahoma, the first state in the United States to host such a conference. Oklahoma Creativity encourages and supports creativity and ingenuity in the multiple areas of culture, commerce, and education.
We'll be providing more updates as they develop. As an additional note, if you'd like to learn more about Bruce Goff and his work, I'd suggest visiting (and getting reading materials) from the Friends of Kebyar organization.
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