press release

Santiago Calatrava, the world-renowned architect who has designed some of the most beautiful structures of our epoch, is the subject of the exhibition "Santiago Calatrava: Sculpture into Architecture." This exhibition will demonstrate that many of the forms of his celebrated buildings originated in his independent works of art.

"Santiago Calatrava: Sculpture into Architecture" will showcase sculptures in marble and bronze, drawings, and architectural models, including work related to the new transportation hub he has designed for the World Trade Center site. The exhibition is organized by themes found in both his art and architecture—stacked cubes, wings and bird images, waves, and Cycladic forms.

In addition to his architectural work, Calatrava spends much of his time drawing and conceiving sculptures. This will be the first major exhibition in the United States to feature such a large selection of Calatrava's independent work and to examine it in conjunction with his architecture.

Philippe de Montebello, director of the Metropolitan Museum, stated: "It is a rare delight to present the work of such an accomplished architect and artist. This exhibition takes an intimate look at Santiago Calatrava's inventive practices, and uncovers the connections between the private artist and the public architect as he meditates over forms, themes, and construction."

Santiago Calatrava
Sculpture into Architecture
Kuratoren: Gary Tinterow, Jane Adlin