Feb 2nd 2016

Prof. Sabatino on Midwest Modern Architecture

CoA Historian and Ph.D. Director Prof. Michelangelo Sabatino will deliver two lectures on Modern Architecture in the Midwest in February.

At 5:30 p.m. on February 2nd, Sabatino will deliver the lecture "Columbus is not a Museum" at the Columbus, Indiana Visitors Center. Sabatino will discuss Columbus’ unique contribution to the history of modern and contemporary architecture and its legacy in being an extraordinary community built on public-private partnerships.

At 4 p.m. on February 29th, Sabatino will deliver the lecture "New Harmony: Avant-Garde in the Cornfields" in Alumni Hall at Miami University in Oxford Ohio. Seeking to reconcile the radical religious and secular attitudes of the two founding communities that first shaped New Harmony—the German Harmonists (1814-1824) and the Owenites (1824-1829)—Jane Blaffer Owen commissioned architecture, art, gardens, and landscape while actively participating in the cultural life of the town.