Global Citizen: The Architecture of of Moshe Safdie

06 Oct 2010 - 09 Jan 2011

This exhibition explores Moshe Safdie’s structures and the philosophy that shapes them through approximately 175 drawings, sketches, videos, photographs and scale models. Discover how the world-renowned architect, who studied in Montreal, conceived impressive buildings and avant-garde communities in Canada, the United States and around the world. His use of transcendent light, powerful geometry and iconic forms is recognizable in such buildings as the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Habitat 67 (Montreal), Vancouver Public Library, the United States Institute of Peace (Washington, DC), Crystal Bridges (Arkansas), Dubai Mosque, Terminal 3 of Ben Gurion International Airport (Jerusalem), Guangdong Science Center (China) and Marina Bay Sands (Singapore). Catalogue available. Organized by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, and the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles


Moshe Safdie, Habitat ’67 (detail), 1992. Photo © Timothy Hursley

Moshe Safdie, Habitat ’67 (detail), 1992. Photo © Timothy Hursley