Designed in 1966 by acclaimed architect Edward Larrabee Barnes (1915-2004), with its library added in 1977 and Sweeney Chapel in 1987, Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) is the high modernist aesthetic distilled to a poetic geometry of light, transparency and reflection – as befits a seminary. I. U. Professor and former Art & Architecture Critic for The Indianapolis Star Steven Mannheimer calls it “Undoubtedly, the best modernist structure of this scale and contemplative purpose in the city, and among the finest in the nation.”
As the original Barnes building approaches its 50th anniversary in 2016, join Steve Mannheimer and CTS President Matthew Boulton for an evening that will celebrate this design landmark and its role as a meeting place for the community that surrounds it.
Re-discover a Mid-Century Modern Masterpiece
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
5:30 p.m. Reception | Shelton Auditorium Lobby
6 p.m. Presentation | CTS Common Room
6:45 – 7:30 Building Tours
This event is free and open to the public. To assure adequate refreshments and seating, however, please RSVP here on Eventbrite.
The evening will be hosted by Indiana Modern, an affinity group of Indiana Landmarks, and Christian Theological Seminary. The mission of Indiana Landmarks (www.indianalandmarks.org) is to revitalize communities, reconnect us to our heritage, and save meaningful places. The mission of CTS (www.cts.edu) is to form disciples of Jesus Christ for church and community leadership to serve God's transforming of the world.
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