Saturday Morning Victor Lundy’s Legacy at Ringling College
Presented by SAF and its partner, Sarasota Museum of Art, a division of Ringling College of Art + Design
4 Events for $40: Breakfast, Film, Presentation and Panel
Get to know Victor Lundy FAIA, a leader of the Sarasota School of Architecture modernist movement and one of its last surviving members. Now 93, Lundy was honored on the occasion of his 90th birthday by the Smithsonian. In the 1950s, Lundy helped Sarasota gain the world’s attention as a hot spot of progressive architectural design. Lundy characterized his architecture as “an attempt to do great sculptured spaces with an economy of means.”
Enjoy a continental breakfast and mingle with other MODistas before viewing GSA producer Joan Brierton‘s absorbing documentary about Lundy’s life and work, “Victor Lundy: Sculptor of Space.”
Following the screening, Donna Kacmar FAIA (University of Houston) will talk about Victor Lundy’s iconic buildings he designed in Sarasota from 1951 to 1960. Based on conversations she has had with Lundy over the years in preparation for writing a definitive biography of his life, Kacmar will offer new and fascinating insights regarding Lundy’s work.
Then Lundy’s legacy will be the subject of a panel discussion moderated by Christopher Domin, co-author of “Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses.” Domin will guide his panelists — Joan Brierton; Donna Kacmar; Frank Folsom Smith FAIA, who worked for Lundy in the 1950’s; and C. Ford Peatros, founder of the Library of Congress architecture archives — through an analysis of Lundy’s legacy and discover why the contemporary architectural community still embraces his work.
8:00 am to 9:00 am — Registration
8:00 am to 10:00 am — Continental Breakfast Buffet
9:00 am to 10:10 am — Welcome and Film Screening of “Victor Lundy: Sculptor of Space”
10:15 am to 10:45 am — Victor Lundy’s Sarasota: Presentation by Donna Kacmar FAIA
11:00 am to 12 Noon — Panel Discussion: Victor Lundy’s Legacy
Lunch on the Go: Grab a Brown Bag Lunch (turkey or vegetarian sandwich with pickle, chips, cookie and bottled water) before you hop on a trolley or head over to the Lido Shores house tours. $15, ticket online.
15 – 30 days prior to the event: 50% refund
Less than 15 days: No refund