If you read this column, you know Eaves loves a party. You also know we self-deprecatingly speak of mediocre Midwestern cities (weâ€™re from Louisville). Even with summer winding down, thereâ€™s no need to stick out that lower lip. A slew ofâ€”well, ok, threeâ€“high profile openings will tickle even the slightest art and architecture enthusiast as Cleveland, East Lansing, and Cincinnati compete for the title of Bilbao of the Midwest. First up, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, designed by Farshid Moussavi Architecture, opens on October 6. Will the Mistake-on-the-Lake become the Rust Belt Riviera? On MOCAâ€™s heels comes the Eli and Edythe Broad Museum on November 9. OK, we donâ€™t know anything about East Lansing other than a schoolâ€™s there, butâ€”hey!â€”now they have a Zaha Hadid.
And finally, Cincinnati, home to Americaâ€™s first Hadid, will welcome 21c Museum Hotel by Deborah Berke & Partners. Their website says it will open late 2012. Which project will be an urban game-changer? We could be swayed by opening night invites, but right now my moneyâ€™s on Cincy.
Denver Art Museum has appointed William Morrow as its curator of contemporary art. Morrow was the founding director of the 21c Museum in Louisville, KY, where he gained recognition for developing programming to introduce wider audiences to contemporary art.
NYC-based architect David Katz has launchedÂ Katz Consulting, a new branch of his firm that will work withÂ management companies and co-op and condo boards through building, design and maintenance projects.
Trespa Design Centre New YorkÂ announced the appointment of Steve Manning as President of Trespa North America. Manning comes the building products company Ardex Americas, where he served asÂ president and supervised Â Â North and South AmericanÂ businesses.
Parsons The New School for Design has appointed two new deans: Â Anne GainesÂ as theÂ new dean of its School of Art, Media and TechnologyÂ and of Alison Mears as dean of itsÂ School of Design Strategies. Other Parsons news: Bill Morrish, dean of the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons since 2009, will step down and rotate into a full-time teaching and research position. Faculty member David J. Lewis, principal at Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects, will serve as interim dean during a search for Moorish’s successor.
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