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Penn State Professor of Architecture Gives Lecture

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James Wines, Penn State professor of architecture, will give a free public lecture, “ARCH/ART – Architecture as Subject Matter,” at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art, on the Penn State University Park campus. His lecture is part of the Penn State School of Visual Arts’ John M. Anderson Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series. Wines will discuss the connection between environmental art and recent developments where artists increasingly pursue actual architecture projects, in some cases even jumping the conventional art world altogether in favor of buildings and public spaces.

Wines is an architectural designer, artist, and writer, with a multi-disciplinary practice that includes buildings, public spaces, environmental sculpture, parks, gardens, master plans, interiors, video productions, graphic art and product design. He is the founder of SITE, a New York City-based architectural firm. As the firm’s president, Wines has designed and built more than 150 architecture, environmental art, landscape, interior and exhibition projects for private and municipal clients in eleven countries. Winner of 25 art and design awards, including the 1995 Chrysler Award for Design Innovations, he is also the recipient of fellowships and grants from the National Foundation for the Arts, Kress Foundation, American Academy in Rome, Guggenheim Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Graham Foundation, Ford Foundation and the Pulitzer Prize for Graphics.

Wines has written several books on architectural theory and criticism, including De-Architecture (Rizzoli International, 1987) and Green Architecture (Taschen Verlag, 2000). His graphic work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States, Europe and Asia, with drawings and models in numerous collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum in New York, Centre Pompidou and the Louvre in Paris, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Australian National Gallery, and Tokyo National Gallery.

Contact: Flora W. Marynak, or 814.863.0621


James Wines
Rossini Pavilion wall
Rossini Pavlion