Sam Fox School launches fall public lecture series

Julie Eizenberg and Ann Hamilton to speak Sept. 13 and 15

Artist Ann Hamilton will speak for the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’ fall Public Lecture Series Sept. 15. Pictured above is her installation human carriage (2009) at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Architect Julie Eizenberg and visual artist Ann Hamilton will launch the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’ fall Public Lecture Series with a pair of talks Sept. 13 and 15.

Both lectures will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Steinberg Hall Auditorium, located near the intersection of Skinker and Forsyth boulevards and will be preceded by receptions at 6 p.m. For more information, call (314) 935-9300 or visit

Eizenberg, who will speak Monday, Sept. 13, is a founding principal of Koning Eizenberg Architecture in Santa Monica, Calif., where she directs architectural design and master planning.

Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Hancock Lofts (2008), West Hollywood, CA. Photo by Eric Staudenmaier.

Established in 1981, Koning Eizenberg comprises more than 20 architects, designers and administrative staff. The firm has completed a variety of building types, with an emphasis on housing and cultural buildings, and received more than 65 design, historic preservation and sustainability awards.

In 2009, Koning Eizenberg was named firm of the year by the American Institute of Architects’ California Council. Architecture Isn’t just for Special Occasions, a monograph collecting 14 of the firm’s projects, was published in 2006.

Hamilton, who will speak Wednesday, Sept. 15, is the Sam Fox School’s inaugural Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Visiting Artist as well as an internationally acclaimed installation artist.

Hamilton’s most recent project, stylus — a collaboration with sound composer Shahrokh Yadegari — is on view at St. Louis’ Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts through Jan. 11, 2011.

Structured around a series of “live” acoustic elements, stylus invites visitors to interact with record turntables, player pianos, books from the St. Louis Public Library and other materials. These interactions are then amplified, broadcast and projected throughout the building, transforming the Pulitzer’s elegantly meditative architecture into a unique audio and visual laboratory.

Sam Fox School students and faculty assisted Hamilton with several aspects of the exhibition, including the creation of more than 1,200 pairs of paper hands. Initially formed out of clay, the hands were then covered with simple brown as well as translucent handmade papers, then installed in a series of cubbies in the Pulitzer’s main gallery, where visitors are encouraged to try them on.

Hamilton’s many honors include a MacArthur Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Visual Arts Fellowship and the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. Her work has been installed in major museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Tate Gallery, Liverpool.

Monographs about her work include Ann Hamilton (2002) and Ann Hamilton: An Inventory of Objects (2006). She is a professor of art at The Ohio State University.

Sam Fox School Public Lecture Series

All talks are free and open to the public and begin at 6:30 p.m. in Steinberg Hall Auditorium, located near the intersection of Skinker and Forsyth boulevards. In addition, each talk will be preceded by receptions at 6 p.m. For more information, call (314) 935-9300 or visit

Fall 2010 schedule

Sept. 13
Julie Eizenberg

Principal and co-founder, Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Santa Monica, Calif.

Sept. 15
Ann Hamilton

Professor of art, The Ohio State University
Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Visiting Artist Lecture

Sept. 20
Brian Healy

Principal and founder, Brian Healy Architects, Boston
Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor Lecture

Sept. 23
Lawrence Scarpa

Principal and co-founder, Pugh + Scarpa Architects, Santa Monica
* In conjunction with the AIA Central States Region Design Awards

Sept. 27
Rocio Romero

Founder, Rocio Romero, LLC, St. Louis
Visiting Professor Lecture

Oct. 4
Yvonne Farrell

Co-director, Grafton Architects, Dublin

Oct. 11
Tom Leader

Principal and founder, Tom Leader Studio, Berkeley, Calif.

Oct. 13
Joshua Mosley

Associate professor of fine arts, University of Pennsylvania School of Design

Oct. 18
Thomas Phifer

Principal and founder, Thomas Phifer and Partners, New York

Oct. 20
Stephen Wilson

Professor of Art, Conceptual/Information Arts program, San Francisco State University
* Co-sponsored by Saint Louis Art Museum

Oct. 25
Jeanne Gang

Principal and founder, Studio Gang Architects, Chicago
Coral Courts Lecture

Oct. 27
Edward A. Shanken

Universitair Docent in New Media, University of Amsterdam; Faculty of Media Art History, Donau-Universität Krems
Louis D. Beaumont Scholar Lecture

Nov. 1
Jessica Stockholder

Director of graduate studies in sculpture, Yale University
* Co-sponsored by Laumeier Sculpture Park

Nov. 3
Milton Braga

Co-founder, MMBB Architects, São Paulo, Brazil

Nov. 8
Monica Amor

Professor, Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism, Maryland Institute College of Art
* Co–sponsored by the Department of Art History & Archaeology in Arts & Sciences

Nov. 10
Herman Hertzberger

Principal and founder, Architectuurstudio HH, Amsterdam
Fumihiko Maki Lecture

Nov. 17
Heather Roberge

Principal and founder, murmur, Los Angeles
Visiting Professor Lecture

Nov. 22
Philip Pearlstein

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Brooklyn College, The City University of New York

Nov. 29
Jens Hoffmann

Director, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, California College of the Arts