Oct 21, 1992

The Robert Lehman Foundation Lectures on Contemporary Art at Dia Center for the Arts will present a lecture on November 12, 1992 at Dia's main exhibition facility at 548 West 22nd Street, New York City. John Vinci, Architect and Architectural Historian from Chicago, will give a talk entitled Dan Graham: Facets of Architecture.

A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, John Vinci is on the Board of Directors of the Society of Architectural Historians. He also serves on advisory committees for several Chicago and Illinois historical landmark preservation organizations. His practice is renown for restoration, museum, and remodelling projects, including the restoration of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, for which he won a National Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1987. He has written for ArtForum, Chicago Magazine and Chicago History, and is currently writing an essay on Frank Lloyd Wright for the catalogue to accompany Lothar Baumgartens's exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum in the spring of 1993.

The subject of Vinci's lecture, Dan Graham's Rooftop Urban Park Project opened to the public on September 12, 1991 and continues on extended exhibition at 548 West 22nd Street. The Project includes a large-scale architectural glass pavilion conceived by Graham and designed in collaboration with architects Mojdeh Baratloo and Clifton Balch. In addition, under Graham's supervision, a small utility shed on the roof was converted into a coffee bar and a video viewing room. Graham is currently working with Dia in scheduling an ongoing program of performances and events for the Rooftop Urban Park Project.

The lecture will begin at 6:30pm at 548 West 22nd Street. Admission is $5.00, Students $2.50. Please call Dia at 212.431.9232 for more information.

The 1992-1993 series of Lectures on Contemporary Art at Dia Center for the Arts is supported through a generous grant from the Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.

Funding for Dan Graham's Rooftop Urban Park Project was provided by the National Endowment for the Arts; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.; the Cowles Charitable Trust; the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; and individual members of the Dia Art Council and the Dia Art Circle.

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For additional information or materials contact:
Press Department, Dia Art Foundation, or 212 293 5518

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