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College of Design Presents

GALLERY TALK & TOUR - Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture

3/18/20, 4:00 PM

About this event

Gallery talk and tour Presented by the Center for Austrian Studies
Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture
Wednesday, March 18, 4 PM
225 Rapson Hall (talk) and HGA Gallery (exhibition tour)

Elizabeth “Lisl” Scheu Close (1912-2011) was Minnesota’s first modern architect and the designer of more than 250 buildings in the state. Born in Vienna, Austria, she was among early professionally-trained women architects nationally and internationally. In 1938, with her husband Winston Close, Lisl co-founded the first practice in Minnesota dedicated to modern architecture. In addition to producing custom designs, she created numerous prefabricated house plans from which at least 10,000 residences were built. A trailblazer in her field, Lisl remains a role model for women in architecture today.

Join us for an exhibition tour and gallery talk featuring this trailblazer and role model for women in architecture with remarks by author and historian Jane King Hession, Professor Emeritus Gary Cohen, and Roy Close, son of Lisl and Win Close.

Exhibition is organized by the Goldstein Museum of Design with curator Jane King Hession. Gallery talk and tour presented by the UMN Center for Austrian Studies and cosponsored by the Department of History.
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  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA