ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The Myron Goldsmith Retrospective is an exhibition surveying the work and thought of Myron Goldsmith. It consists of photographs, models, plans, and original drawings of completed projects, including bridges, towers, cable-hung arenas, solar observatories, and buildings large and small. Both an architect and a structural engineer, Goldsmith had been a guiding figure at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill’s Chicago office for over twenty-five years. After retiring as a Skidmore, Owings and Merrill partner, he continued his work at the Illinois Institute of Technology in the capacity of Research Professor. His projects, through which he investigated structural problems on both practical and theoretical levels, exist outside the realm of fluctuating architectural trends. Demonstrating the Modernist belief that a building’s design expresses its structure, Goldsmith’s works also respond poetically to the material needs of our society.
The Myron Goldsmith Retrospective was organized by Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
The Myron Goldsmith Retrospective is supported by the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Art and Design’s College of Architecture, Art and Urban Planning. This exhibition is also funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.