The Art of Architecture: Two New York Icons

Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Formerly Columbia University

An art historian by training, Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan is currently Assistant Curator at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum in Buffalo, New York. She holds a BA from Harvard, three master’s Degrees, and a PhD from Columbia, and has taught classes on art at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Pratt Institute, and Columbia University, where she was one of the top-ranked instructors of the introduction to art history, “Art Humanities: Masterpieces of Western Art.” A regular critic for Artforum, her writing has also appeared in periodicals such as Art in America and Art Journal, and in catalogs published by museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center.

Overview

In this lecture, curator and art historian Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan explains how to appreciate the art of architecture by analyzing two very different iconic structures in New York City: Columbia University’s neo-classical Low Library (opened in 1897), and the 9/11 Memorial (completed 2011).

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