Archive for 'Architecture'
Tonight I braved the cold (19 degrees) was able to attend a lecture by Dr. Renata Holod on “On Regimes of Lighting: Vision & Memory in the Great Mosque of Cordoba.” She was at the UMN for The 3rd Annual Carl Sheppard Memorial Lecture in Medieval Art History. It was a really interesting lecture on […]
I had to go to the Architecture Library at the UMN today for a meeting. If you have never been in there, its a lovely space with lots of light and art exhibitions!
This evening I was very fortunate to be able to have a tour and attend services at Temple Israel in Minneapolis. My friend architectural historian Marilyn attends Temple Israel, so she invited me to visit and after the services were over she gave me a tour of the building. I have never been inside a […]
Yesterday I went to the Ramsey County Historical Society in St. Paul, to try and finish up a little research I have been doing on Minnesota synagogues (yes, first mosques and now synagogues. Minnesota is a culturally diverse place!). The RCHS is located in the Landmark Center (a beautiful old building and its on the […]
Tonight MNSAH symposium participants and I went on a tour of the Christ Church Lutheran, which is located in Minneapolis. Its a beautiful building designed by Finnish-American architect Eliel Saarinen in 1949 and in 1962 his son Eero created the eduction wing (as well as the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the TWA Terminal at […]
The Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians Fourth Annual Student Symposium September 26, 2009, 8:30a.m.-1:00p.m. Free and open to the public! Location: Owens Science Hall (OWS) and O’Shaughnessy Science Hall (OSS), University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (checkout the map if you are planning on attending, as these buildings are hard to […]
Today before work I went on an architectural walking tour of a few former synagogues on the North Side of Minneapolis. The tour was hosted by Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission, the Minneapolis Department of Planning and Economic Development, and the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest. We looked at the Mikro Kodesh, Tifereth B’nai […]