Wende Museum to Host Day & Anderton for “Corrections and Collections: Architectures for Art and Crime”

To paraphrase the philosopher Michel Foucault, is it surprising that museums resemble prisons? We will find out this Saturday, May 25, at 2 p.m., when Joe Day, designer and architectural theorist, sits down for a discussion with Frances Anderton, the longtime host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture. In conjunction with our Visions of Transcendence exhibition, they’ll explore the fascinating parallels between designs for prisons and museums.

Joe Day’s groundbreaking book Corrections and Collections: Architectures for Art and Crime explores the expansions of prisons and museums in the U.S., illustrating how these institutions employ similar spatial and visual tactics. Day’s work reveals how our demand for these structures has driven architectural innovation, recalibrating our perceptions of art, architecture, and urban design.

Joe Day, who leads Deegan-Day Design and Architecture and is a faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), examines the intersections of contemporary art, urbanism, and architecture as visual disciplines.

Frances Anderton, author of Common Ground: Multifamily Housing in Los Angeles and co-author of Awesome and Affordable: Great Housing Now, brings her rich background in design and architecture from her work with KCRW public radio.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with two influential voices in architecture and design as they explore unexpected connections between art and incarceration.

To rsvp, go to wendemuseum.org, or click the ad for The Wende Museum on this page.

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