Viñoly in the Bronx
February 10 - May 20, 2009
Reception:  Monday, March 16, 2009, 6:00-7:30 pm

Lehman College Art Gallery is pleased to present
Viñoly in the Bronx, highlighting building designs of renowned architect Rafael Viñoly. The buildings include the Bronx County Hall of Justice, the Bronx Housing Court, and the Athletics and Physical Education Facility (APEX) at Lehman College/CUNY. The exhibition features drawings, photographs, planning documents, and a model of Lehman’s APEX. Viñoly in the Bronx is being presented as part of the borough’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Grand Concourse.

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Rafael Viñoly was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1944. An American citizen, he has lived in the United States for thirty years. He attended the University of Buenos Aires and by 1964, at the age of 20, he was a founding partner of Estudio de Arquitectura, which would become one of the largest design studios in Latin America.  Viñoly’s early work transformed the landscape of Argentina, where his practice was based.  After serving as a guest lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Viñoly settled in New York City.  In 1983 he founded Rafael Viñoly Architects PC with offices in Lower Manhattan and London.  The firm’s work has been unusually diverse including award-winning courthouses, museums, performing art centers, convention centers, athletic facilities, banks, hotels, commercial, industrial and educational facilities, laboratories, and recreational and residential commissions.

This exhibition is made possible with the generous support of NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust and The Beth M. Uffner Arts Fund / The New York Community Trust