LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Humana Building, the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center — a University of Louisville visiting professor will share her opinion of what makes such office buildings great during an event this month.
Carol Krinsky, a New York University fine arts professor, will discuss “America’s Best Office Buildings and Why They Deserve Praise” during a 6 p.m. lecture Aug. 23 at the Speed Art Museum Auditorium.
The museum and U of L’s Hite Art Institute are co-sponsoring the free, public talk. The event is the Frederic Lindley Morgan lecture, named for a Louisville architect who led the design of U of L’s Grawemeyer Hall, many local churches and other buildings. His estate endowed the visiting professorship called the Frederic Lindley Morgan chair of architectural design, which enables U of L’s fine arts department to augment its faculty with experts in this area.
Krinsky will be the 21st Morgan chair at U of L. She is co-director of NYU’s urban design and architectural studies program. Her publications include the books “Contemporary Native American Architecture: Cultural Regeneration and Creativity” and “Synagogues of Europe: Architecture, History, Meaning.”