Kreis: The Black Family Center (VPR)


“From the plaza adjacent to the Black Family [Visual Arts] Center you see the sweep of more than a half century of architectural history,” says Donald Kreis in his description of Dartmouth’s Arts District for VPR’s Commentary Series.

Kreis continues, “To the west is The Hopkins Center, a midcentury modern masterpiece designed by Wallace K. Harrison as a precursor to his Metropolitan Opera House in New York. At center stage is the Hood Museum, a rare example of un-schlocky postmodernism by that era’s great avatar, Charles Moore. And now we have Machado and Silvetti’s richly complex Visual Arts Center.”

Listen to the story, broadcast 11/1/12 on VPR.

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