Art in Context | Lina Bo Bardi: Designing Display

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About this program

Although better known as an architect, Lina Bo Bardi was also an important designer of exhibitions and a provocative thinker about the meaning and methods of displaying cultural artifacts. Over her career she designed several spaces for art and culture, including the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP), Museum of Modern Art of Bahia (MAMB), and Casa do Benin, all featured in Isaac Julien’s film Lina Bo Bardi —A Marvellous Entanglement. The talk will focus on her designs for exhibitions and displays, reflecting on their context and continuing influence. 

About Andrew Benner

Andrew Benner is the Director of Exhibitions at the Yale School of Architecture. He is also a Senior Critic, teaching design studios at the School. Andrew holds degrees in art history and architecture from Rice University and a Masters in Architecture from Yale. His current research focus is the environmental art installations of Robert Irwin.

Art in Context

Presented by faculty, staff, student guides, and visiting scholars, these gallery talks focus on a particular work of art in the museum’s collections or special exhibitions through an in-depth look at its style, subject matter, technique, or time period.


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View of the picture gallery of Museu de Arte de São Paulo on Avenida Paulista, 2015. Photo by Eduardo Ortega, Acervo do [Collection of] Centro de Pesquisa do Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand

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