Axline Lecture > Annabelle Selldorf

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Thursday, Apr 29, 2021 - 5:00 PM

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and The San Diego Museum of Art invite you to the 21st annual Axline Lecture featuring internationally acclaimed architect Annabelle Selldorf. Selldorf is the lead architect of the expansion of MCASD’s flagship in La Jolla.

Selldorf is the Principal of Selldorf Architects, a 60-person architectural design practice founded in New York City in 1989. The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact. Selldorf Architects has worked on public and private projects that range from museums and libraries to a recycling facility and at scales from the construction of new buildings to the restoration of historic interiors and exhibition design.

The firm’s clients include cultural institutions such as the Frick Collection, the Smithsonian American Museum of Art, the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, The Clark Art Institute, Neue Galerie New York, and Luma Arles. The firm has also created numerous galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Gladstone Gallery, among others, and designed exhibitions for the Whitney Museum, Frieze Masters Gagosian Gallery, and the Venice Art Biennale.

The Axline Lecture is presented annually by The San Diego Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego to recognize the extraordinary bequest by Rea and Jackie Axline to both institutions in 1999.

About Annabelle Selldorf
Born in 1960 and raised in Cologne, Germany, Ms. Selldorf received a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute and a Master of Architecture from Syracuse University. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and serves on the Board of the Architectural League of New York, the World Monuments Fund, the Chinati Foundation, and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Ms. Selldorf is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the recipient of the 2016 Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter.