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Architecture Archives Exhibitions

Selected exhibitions featuring materials from the UF Architecture Archives:

 

William Morgan, FAIA

Graduate students from the class "Florida Modern: The Identity of an Architecture Engaged by a Regional Sense of Place" (Professor Guy Peterson, UF School of Architecture) explore the modern works of Jacksonville architect William N. Morgan, FAIA. Focused on six residences designed by Morgan, the exhibition presents case studies on each structure analyzing them for their regional qualities and relationship between architecture and nature. The exhibition is on display on the first floor of the Smathers Library Building (in the quiet study area) from April 1, 2012 - June 1, 2012.

 

The Art of the Sketch

Featuring sketches by Robert Broward, Alain Huin, William Morgan, Alfred Browning Parker, and Kenneth Treister, The Art of the Sketch presents the uniquely personal and visual exercise for architects that facilitates discovery into spatial relationships, light, and volume. The exhibition is on display on the first floor of the Smathers Library Building (south end of the quiet study area) from April 23, 2012 - June 22, 2012.

 

Alfred Browning Parker: A Life's Work

Establishing his practice in the 1940s, Alfred Browning Parker quickly gained fame for his visionary architecture and extraordinary craftsmanship. Renowned for his environmentally friendly designs in the Modernist style, he designed and built over 6,400 projects throughout his lifetime and won numerous awards. The exhibition was on display on the first floor of the Smathers Library Building (in the quiet study area) from September 23, 2011 - February 20, 2012.

 

The Florida Home: Modern Living, 1945-1965

The exhibition was on display at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida (now: History Miami) in 2004-2005 and at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee, 2005-2006.

 

John Ormsbee Simonds Remembered: Visionary Landscape Architect, Planner, Educator, and Environmentalist (1913-2005)

This exhibition is a retrospective of the life and career of one of the most influential American landscape architects of the twentieth century, John Ormsbee Simonds. Faculty and students of the UF Department of Landscape Architecture collaborated both in the creation of this exhibition and in arranging and describing the Simonds Collection. The exhibition was on display in the Smathers Library Gallery from November 15, 2005 until February 3, 2006.

 

Promises of Paradise: Staging Mid-Century Miami

The exhibition was on display at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach in 2007-2008 and at the Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, 2008-2009.

 

Of a Master's Hand: Alfred Browning Parker

The exhibition was on display at the University of Florida Reitz Union Gallery, Gainesville, Florida, in 2008. The exhibition was curated by UF School of Architecture graduate student, Dereck Winning, with guidance from Prof. Martha Kohen.

 

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Collections at the University of Florida

The exhibition was on display in the University of Florida Smathers Library Grand Reading Room in 2009. The exhibition was co-sponsored by DOCOMOMO/FL as part of the national DOCOMOMO Annual Tour Day.

 

Sarasota Modern: The Sarasota School of Architecture, 1941-1966

This exhibition features architectural models, drawings, and photographs from John Howey's Sarasota School of Architecture Collection. Architects Ralph Twitchell, Paul Rudolph, Victor Lundy, Tim Seibert, Jack West, and Gene Leedy, among others, are represented. The exhibition was co-sponsored by the UF School of Architecture and curated by Department of History graduate student, Timothy Fritz. The exhibition was on display in 2009 in the Smathers Library Gallery.

 

Morgan and Morgan: A Retrospective

This exhibition was on display in 2010 at the Beaches Museum & History Center, Jacksonville, Florida.

 

For further information on Architecture Archives exhibitions, please contact: John Nemmers, Archivist in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections.

 

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