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Albert Kahn: Creating the Modern World

On display at Wayne State University Undergraduate Library
November 12, 2021 - December 17, 2021 , 12:00 am
Albert Kahn:  Creating the Modern World

“Albert Kahn: Creating the Modern World” celebrates the work of Albert Kahn (1869-1942), Detroit’s most important architect of the first half of the 20th century and the world’s foremost industrial architect of his day. An exhibit, created by the Albert Kahn Legacy Foundation, is on display now through mid-December on the second floor of WSU’s Undergraduate Library (on the WSU campus, Gullen Mall). The exhibit panels tell the story of historically significant architecture and design that has stood the test of time–from the automotive factories of the early 20th century, such as the Packard Plant and Ford’s sprawling Rouge complex, to numerous Detroit landmarks, including the Fisher Building, the Detroit Athletic Club, the Belle Isle Aquarium and Conservatory. During the height of the Art Deco period, Kahn designed the former General Motors headquarters, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, and many buildings on the University of Michigan campus, including Hill Auditorium and the Carillon Tower.


The exhibit is accessible during the library’s open hours.  COVID protocols are in place.  Information at:

This event is free