“Marc Balet: From Andy Warhol to Martin Scorsese, Architecture, Fashion, and Film” is scheduled for Thursday.
WHAT: Marc Balet, a conceptual architect and among the most impactful creative minds in contemporary American fashion and art, will present a lecture titled “Marc Balet: From Andy Warhol to Martin Scorsese, Architecture, Fashion and Film.”
WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 28)
WHERE: Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium, Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 Fourth St.
EVENT: Balet's work was first recognized in the 1970s with the Prix de Rome in Architecture, and he was a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome (1973-1975). He was also awarded a solo exhibition, “Dreamhousing” (Sept. 5-30, 1973), by the Architectural League of New York at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He moved into publishing and TV throughout the 1970s and '80s. More recently he collaborated with Scorsese as a creative consultant for the Netflix series “Pretend It's a City” (2021) and is featured in the Netflix series “The Andy Warhol Diaries” (2022).
This lecture will cover a wide range of topics from Warhol's “Interview” to conceptual architecture, giving voice to one of the most interesting personalities from Warhol's Factory and in American fashion, publishing and architecture. The lecture is made possible by the Italian Program in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures and the Museum of Texas Tech.
A reception will follow in the museum's Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court. The event is open to the public and parking is free.
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CONTACT: Laura Ray
Manager, Communications & Marketing, Museum of Texas Tech University