Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the War Memorial Center with a special visit from the son of the War Memorial Center's acclaimed architect.
Eric Saarinen is co-producer of a documentary exploring the life and work of his legendary father. American Masters - Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future, explores the life of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961), whose visionary buildings include Milwaukee's War Memorial Center, St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center (Warren, MI). Saarinen also designed New York's TWA Flight Center, Yale University's Ingalls Rink and Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, Virginia's Dulles Airport, and modernist pedestal furniture like the Tulip chair. His sudden death at age 51 cut short one of the most influential careers in American architecture.
In the film, Eric Saarinen takes the viewer to the sites of his father's work on a cathartic journey, shot in 6K with the latest in drone technology that showcases the architect's body of timeless work. On October 12, 2017 Eric Saarinen will visit the War Memorial Center for the first time. You can join us for this special event as we watch the film with Saarinen and then enjoy a talkback with the filmmaker.
Quote from the film: "Our architecture is too humble. It should be prouder, more aggressive, much richer and larger than we see today."
American Masters Film, Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future (December 2016), Peter Rosen, Director/Producer, Eric Saarinen, Co-Producer/Director of Photography.
PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL SUPPORT THE RENOVATION OF THE WAR MEMORIAL CENTER WHICH WAS DESIGNED BY EERO SAARINEN.
Watch the trailer on YouTube
Sponsored in-part by AIA Wisconsin