Speakers attest to architecture’s wide-ranging impact


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Architecture can affect dramatically how a person feels when absorbing a movie or envisioning a city’s future, say speakers in a University of Louisville lecture series in March.

    The two free, public talks will begin at 6 p.m. in Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., next to UofL’s Belknap Campus. Parking is available for $3 in the adjacent garage off Third Street.

    UofL’s fine arts department sponsors the Frederic Lindley Morgan architectural history lectures, named for the late Louisville building designer. Here’s the spring semester schedule of Morgan lectures:

    March 6 — “Louisville 2035,” Steve Wiser, historian and architect with JRA Architects of Louisville. Wiser, whose books include “Louisville Sites to See by Design,” will discuss the thriving downtown rebirth of the past 25 years and talk about recently launched projects that will affect dramatically a new round of the city’s growth in its residential patterns, transportation modes and business locations.

    March 18 — “The Architecture of ‘Rear Window’,” Sandy McLendon, Louisville-based freelance writer and author of the 2005 book “Prefab Elements: Adding Custom Features to Your Home.” McLendon will discuss how the Greenwich Village apartment house’s architectural elements in the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock classic film manipulate the audience into accepting the anxieties underlying the murder mystery’s premise.

    For more information, contact Benjamin Hufbauer at 502-852-0442 or hufbauer@louisville.edu or see www.art.louisville.edu/morganlecture.

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.