Albert Kahn: Creating The Modern World
Exhibit at the Scarab Club
October 5, 2022 - November 12, 2022 , 4:00 pm
Exhibition (Lounge) : October 5-November 12, 2022
Reception : Thursday, October 6, 5-8 pm
Gallery Talk : Thursday, October 27, 6 pm
The exhibition explores the architect Albert Kahn, his legacy, and global impact. Themed panels include A Kahn Masterpiece (The Fisher Building), Innovation, A Great Architect, Inspiration, The Successful Immigrant, A Man & His City, and The Modern World. Historic and contemporary photographs, maps, and text tell the story of this important architect/designer.
Thursday, October 27, 6 pm
Free lecture | Attend the lecture
Gallery Talk – Kahn’s Contemporaries: Five Architects who Helped Define a Changing City
John Gallagher is a veteran journalist who recently retired from the Detroit Free Press after 32 years as a reporter and columnist. His architectural books include “Yamasaki in Detroit: A Search for Serenity,” “Great Architecture of Michigan,” and (with co-author Eric Hill) “AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture.” He currently serves as board secretary of the Albert Kahn Legacy Foundation.
The Albert Kahn Legacy Foundation is a non-profit organization, dedicated to celebrating and preserving the legacy of Albert Kahn, often described as the foremost American industrial architect of the 20th century. His ideas and impact are still felt today.
The Foundation collects, preserves, maintains, displays, and makes available to the public materials related to the life and work of Albert Kahn, so that researchers, students, historians and the general public will know and appreciate how his designs and ideas changed industrial America and helped make Detroit the manufacturing capital of the United States during the first half of the 20th century.