Modernism + Film | Citizen Jane
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts
In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city.
Citizen Jane retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today through the lens of one of its greatest champions.
An event reception with a cash-only bar and free light bites begins at 6 p.m. in the Bechtler lobby followed by the presentation and film screening at 7 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Auditorium.
Tickets are $10 for the public, $8 for museum members and $5 for students (Student tickets may be purchased at the door or by phone. Must present student ID to claim).
Buy tickets online, tickets may also be purchased by phone at 704.353.9200 or at the admissions desk.
Schedule & Tickets
$5 - $10 · Call 704.353.9209 to order.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 6:00pm · tickets · add to calendar 2019-05-16 18:00:00 2019-05-16 21:00:00 America/New_York Modernism + Film | Citizen Jane https://charlottecultureguide.com/event/424385/modernism-film-citizen-jane Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts, 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202
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