If you love the work of famed Detroit architect Albert Kahn, this event with rare blueprints might just be for you. Here is a rare opportunity to check out some documents from the very early part of his career.
The Belle Isle Conservancy is hosting the second installation of its Deeper Dive event series with the official exhibit opening of Albert Kahn at the Crossroads: The “Lost” Belle Isle Aquarium & Horticultural Building Blueprints, an exhibit in partnership with Lawrence Technological University (LTU).
The Conservancy’s opening event will take place at LTU’s Detroit Center for Design + Technology on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at 4219 Woodward Ave. in Midtown, and the exhibit will run through March 10, 2017.
Members of the Conservancy’s Historic Preservation Committee will present a Gallery Talk during the opening event at 7:30pm.
According to the Conservancy, they will put into context the Victorian roots of the Belle Isle Aquarium and Horticultural Building and go in depth about the significance of the design.
Advance tickets for Deeper Dive: Albert Kahn are $40 for general admission, $20 for student admission. Students must show school ID when checking in at the event. Here’s a link to get the tickets.
Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door and include beer, wine, and light fare.