Steven Holl: Making Architecture

Curated by Nina Stritzler-Levine

February 10 – July 15, 2018
Morgan Anderson Gallery and Howard Greenberg Family Gallery

Steven Holl, Exploration of IN House (interior), photograph, copyright Paul Warchol, Steven Holl Architects

The Dorsky Museum’s Hudson Valley Masters series continues in February 2018 with Steven Holl: Making Architecture, an exhibition examining the work of one of the world’s foremost architects. Architect Steven Holl has realized numerous commissions from private houses to major urban projects. Despite the demands of a highly successful office, he has managed to maintain the integrity and quality of his work by resisting corporatization. His practice reveals an inextricable link between his art and architecture. 


Holl draws with watercolors everyday, a solitary and hermetic practice from which each of his projects emerges. He also develops conceptual ideas in sculpture. Steven Holl: Making Architecture will reveal Holl’s intricate and distinctive process of making architecture through approximately one hundred models and related sketches and other studies created for nine recent projects, among them the Arts Building at Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania; The Kennedy Center Expansion, Washington D.C.; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Maggie’s Cancer Care Center in London.  

Rendering of the planned Visual Arts Building for Franklin & Marshall College, 2016, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

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