Robert Stern | Lux et Libri: Beinecke at Fifty
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
121 Wall St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Robert A.M. Stern, Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, will present the architectural history of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Dean Stern is a practicing architect, teacher, and writer. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and received the AIA New York Chapter's Medal of Honor in 1984 and the Chapter's President's Award in 2001. Mr. Stern is the 2011 Driehaus Prize laureate and in 2008 received the tenth Vincent Scully Prize from the National Building Museum. In 2007, he received both the Athena Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism and the Board of Directors' Honor from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America. As founder and Senior Partner of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, he personally directs the design of each of the firm's projects.
Mr. Stern is the author of several books, and sixteen books about his work have been published. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and universities and is in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Centre Pompidou, Denver Museum of Art, and Art Institute of Chicago. In 1976, 1980, and 1996, he was among the architects selected to represent the U.S. at the Venice Biennale, and served as Chair of the International Jury in 2012. In 1986 he hosted "Pride of Place: Building the American Dream," an eight-hour PBS documentary. Mr. Stern served on the Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company from 1992 to 2003. He is a graduate of Columbia University (B.A., 1960) and Yale University (M. Architecture, 1965).
Established in 1963, Yale's Beinecke Library celebrates its 50th anniversary with a yearlong series of exhibitions and special events, from lectures and conferences to poetry readings and concerts. Exhibitions include a celebration of the Beinecke's building and its people, and a series of exhibitions of rarely seen manuscripts, printed objects, and images from across all curatorial areas.
The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.
Temporary Reading Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.