|Date: March 7, 2000
Contact: Pam Wilder
Phone: (207) 872-3233
Award-Winning Architect Fisher to Lecture at Colby
On Monday, March 13, at Colby College, award-winning architect Frederick Fisher will present "Art Spaces" for the annual Clara M. Southworth Lecture. Fisher, of Frederick Fisher & Partners Architects, is one of the worlds leading designers of museum space. The lecture will be presented at 5:30 p.m. in room 01 of the Olin Science Building. Everyone is welcome and the event is free of charge.
Fisher designed the 9,000-square-foot Lunder Wing addition to the Colby Museum of Art. The Lunder Wing, which opened in 1999, showcases the colleges outstanding collection of Early American, Impressionist and Early 20th Century art, including the John Marin Collection. Fisher currently is designing new painting and sculpture studios at Colby.
Frederick Fisher & Partners is an internationally recognized award-winning architectural firm based in Los Angeles, Calif. It specializes in the design of arts facilities and residential projects and has completed projects throughout the United States and in Germany and Japan.
Fisher received international recognition in 1997 when New Yorks P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, which he redesigned, reopened following a multi-million-dollar renovation. The design earned the firm the Brendan Gill Prize in design from the Municipal Arts Society of New York. The Center, which last winter merged with the Museum of Modern Art, provides one of the world's largest galleries devoted to contemporary art. Fisher received further acclaim in 1999 for a major renovation of Berlinische Galerie, the municipal art museum in Berlin.
Fisher has lectured widely at universities, professional conferences and design institutes, including the American Association of Museums, the American Institute of Architects and the Architectural League of New York.
The Clara M. Southworth Lecture is presented annually by the Colby College Art Department.