Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art opened in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2009 in a four-story building designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta. It's no surprise then that the museum is celebrating the architect with the major exhibition Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory.

[Photo: Gary O’Brien, via Wikimedia Commons]

The career-spanning exhibition features "30 of his museums, theaters, libraries and religious spaces" documented through "sketches, original wood models and photographs exemplifying Botta’s use of geometric shapes that juxtapose lightness and weight," per the museum's website. The below video gives a peek at the exhibition in the museum's top floor, which extends over the plaza and is propped up by the bowed column.

Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory runs until July 25, 2014.