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Five School of Architecture students have designed and mounted an exhibit in the Sterling Memorial Library utilizing the extensive collection of Eero Saarinen papers in the Manuscripts and Archives department. The exhibit will open in the Library's Memorabilia Room on Monday, February 28, 2005. Eero Saarinen (1910-1961), Yale B.F.A. 1934, is regarded as one of the most significant mid-century American architects. The exhibit represents over a year's worth of research and collaboration between five students from Prof. Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen's fall 2003 graduate seminar Eero Saarinen and the Yale Library's Manuscripts and Archives department. The original student team consisted of Patrick Hyland (M.Arch 2, '04), Michael Rey (M.Arch 1, '05), Gregory Sobotka (M.Arch 2, '04), Gretchen Stoecker (M.Arch 2 '04), and Esin Yurekli (M.Arch 2 '04). The exhibit was completed and mounted by Michael Rey and will conclude in May.
||A pencil sketch of Eero Saarinen's design for the Ingalls Rink at Yale University. The rink is commonly known on campus as the "Yale Whale."
The exhibit consists of sketches, photographs, drawings, and correspondence that reveal the network of relationships needed to create the David S. Ingalls Rink, Saarinen's relationship with Yale University, his little known master plans for various sites around the campus, and how the building served various functions over its lifetime. In addition to sharing the story of Eero Saarinen and the creation of the David S. Ingalls Rink, the exhibit also sparks more interest in one of the 20th century's most influential architects. The exhibit coincides with a research symposium entitled, Eero Saarinen, Form-Giver of the 'American Century' that will be held on April 1st and 2nd and will be chaired by Prof. Pelkonen. The symposium is part of an ongoing research and exhibit project on Eero Saarinen, funded in part by the Getty Foundation, a program of the J. Paul Getty Trust. In a related initiative, the Getty Foundation is also supporting the processing of the Eero Saarinen collection at Yale.
For more information on this exhibit, contact:
Director, Manuscripts & Archives
Sterling Memorial Library
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511
For more information on Library hours and directions, please visit: www.library.yale.edu
MANUSCRIPTS AND ARCHIVES:
Manuscripts and Archives of Yale University Library promotes and sustains the research and teaching missions of the University and serves as the documentary memory of the Yale community by making primary source materials available for study. The resources and services of the department are available to all members of the Yale community as well as to researchers from outside the University who wish to make use of them. These resources include the Yale University Archives and over 1700 collections of personal and family papers and organizational records that document a variety of areas.
THE YALE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY:
One of Yale's distinctive strengths is its rich spectrum of library resources, including more than 11 million volumes, and information in all media, from ancient papyri to electronic databases. The Yale University Library is an important international research library, visited by scholars from all over the world, and a highly valued partner in teaching and research at the University. The Library is engaged in numerous ambitious projects to expand access to its collections. Housed in 22 buildings including the Sterling Memorial and Beinecke Libraries, it employs a dynamic and innovative staff of nearly 600. For additional information on the Yale University Library, including digitized versions of some of its unique collections, please visit the Library's web site at: www.library.yale.edu.
THE J. PAUL GETTY TRUST
The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The J. Paul Getty Trust and its programs are based at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.
Additional information is available on the Getty Web site at www.getty.edu.