Thursday, April 9, 7:00 PM
Cormier’s internationally recognized practice extends far beyond conventional landscape design to forge bridges between urban design, public art, and architecture. His landscapes celebrate the artificial and surreptitiously alter reality. His work is distinguished for its inventiveness and its tenacious optimism in the power of design. Based in Montreal, in 2009 Cormier became a knight of L’Ordre National du Québec, the highest distinction for individuals who have contributed to the development and leadership of Québec. He was also selected as an Emerging Voice for North America by the Architectural League of New York.
Landscape Lectures begin at 7 pm in Calderwood Hall. Lectures include Museum admission and require a ticket; tickets can be reserved online, in person at the door, or by phone: 617 278 5156. Museum admission: adults $15, seniors $12, students $5, free for members.
When a lecture sells out, the Museum will offer a limited number of obstructed view seats the night of the event via a signup sheet at the admissions desk. The signup sheet will become available at the desk at 6 pm. We will make every attempt to seat everyone but cannot guarantee a seat once we are at capacity. Seats will be assigned 5 minutes prior to the lecture time. These obstructed view seats will be free of charge.
Image: at left, Aerial View, 2014, National Holocaust Memorial, Ottawa, Canada. Courtesy Claude Cormier + Associés. Above, Hours of daylight, Boston, Sept. 21, 2014-Sept. 20, 2015.
The 2014-15 Landscape Lectures series is sponsored by an anonymous donor, in honor of Gary Koller, plantsman and garden designer. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.