American metal sculptor Albert Paley discusses his life, his career, and the topic of public art.
A reception follows the lecture. This event is open to the public. Admission is free.
About the Artist
Albert Paley’s work can be found in the MFAH collection as well as in the collections of museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He is the first metal sculptor to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects. Commissioned by public institutions and private corporations, Paley has completed more than 50 site-specific works. Among the notable examples are Animals Always, a 130-foot archway at the Saint Louis Zoo; Portal Gates for both the New York State Senate Chambers and the Smithsonian Institution's Renwick Gallery; Sentinel, a monumental plaza sculpture for Rochester Institute of Technology; and Synergy, a ceremonial archway in Philadelphia.
The Booker-Lowe Lecture is made possible by a generous grant from Nana Booker and M. David Lowe/Booker-Lowe Gallery.