Internationally acclaimed architect Jeanne Gang is the featured speaker at a special fundraising luncheon for Rockford Art Museum on April 18 at Giovanni’s in Rockford. The Belvidere native is a MacArthur Fellow whose award-winning projects with Studio Gang Architects include Chicago skyscraper Aqua and Rock Valley College’s Starlight Theatre. Tickets are $55 and available at rockfordartmuseum.org through April 11.
This luncheon is presented by Women’s Art Board of RAM and sponsored by Alpine Bank; additional sponsors include Dean Alan Olson Foundation and Sarah Hagarty. Ticket proceeds help Women’s Art Board support Rockford Art Museum educational programming.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, FAIA, is the founding principal of Studio Gang, an architecture and urbanism practice with offices in Chicago and New York. Jeanne works across scales and typologies to test how design can strengthen relationships between individuals, communities, and environments. Her interdisciplinary and research-driven approach has produced projects from multi-acre urban parks to super-tall towers.
Jeanne and Studio Gang are currently designing major projects throughout the Americas and Europe, including an expansion of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City; the next United States Embassy in Brasília, Brazil; the competition for the renovation of Tour Montparnasse in Paris; a unified campus for the California College of the Arts in San Francisco; a re-envisioned Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock; a multi-city project reimagining civic buildings across the U.S.; and the National Building Museum’s 2017 Summer Block Party installation.
A recipient of the 2013 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture, Jeanne was named the 2016 Architect of the Year by the Architectural Review. Her work with Studio Gang has been honored and exhibited widely, including at the Venice Architecture Biennale, MoMA, Chicago Architecture Biennial, and Miami Art Basel.
An alumna of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Jeanne also holds a Bachelor of Science with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and studied urban design at ETH Zürich as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. She has most recently taught at Columbia, Rice, and the GSD, where her studios have reimagined urban police stations, aquariums, and ecological infrastructure for the 21st century. Reveal, her first volume on Studio Gang’s work and process, was published in 2011. She is also the author of Reverse Effect: Renewing Chicago’s Waterways, which envisions a radically greener future for the Chicago River, and Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects, which accompanied Studio Gang’s 2012 solo show at the Art Institute of Chicago. Learn more at studiogang.com.
JEANNE GANG LUNCHEON
PRESENTED BY WOMEN’S ART BOARD OF ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM
PREMIER SPONSOR: ALPINE BANK
TUE, APR 18, 12 PM, DOORS OPEN 11 AM
GIOVANNI'S, 610 N BELL SCHOOL RD, ROCKFORD
$55 EACH, CORPORATE TABLES AVAILABLE
LIMITED SEATING, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY APRIL 11
FOR TICKETS OR MORE INFO CALL RAM, (815) 968-2787
OR PURCHASE ONLINE AT ROCKFORDARTMUSEUM.ORG