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The Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City Presents Richard Meier Retrospective

By Richard Meier & Partners
Jun 5, '12 10:18 AM EST
Richard Meier Retrospective - Image courtesy Agustín Estrada
Richard Meier Retrospective - Image courtesy Agustín Estrada

New York, June 5, 2012 – Richard Meier & Partners is pleased to announce the first retrospective exhibition in Mexico City.

The Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil presents a retrospective exhibition of some of the most emblematic works of renowned architect Richard Meier. The works on display included in the exhibition make it possible to view his design philosophy as a whole and in depth for the first time in Mexico City. The retrospective includes a selection of models, original sketches, renderings and photographs. Some of the iconic projects exhibited on the show include the Smith House, The Getty Center, The Neugebauer Residence and the Jubilee Church. Other projects on view in the retrospective are well-known architectural projects such as the Perry Street Towers, the High Museum of Art, the Ara Pacis Museum, and the recently completed Arp Museum in Germany.

In addition, some of the current projects in Mexico are displayed along the unbuilt competition proposals for the World Trade Center Memorial, the New York Avery Fisher Hall, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Richard Meier has over the years developed his own distinctive and dynamic style of architecture to become one of America's most influential and widely emulated architects. His work celebrates natural light and space in response to the environs in which it stands, thereby creating sublime spaces of aesthetic illumination and enlightened cultural values.

Richard Meier comments: “Mexico City is an amazing and fascinating city full of history and great architecture. It is a pleasure and honor to have our work on display in a city where we are about to start several new architectural projects.”

The opening lecture with Associate Partner Bernhard Karpf will be on Tuesday, June 5th, and the exhibition will be on display from June 5, 2012 to August 26, 2012.

Richard Meier Retrospective is organized by The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Richard Meier & Partners Architects and the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA).