Carole A. Fewell Gallery | August 6 – November 8, 2021
This exhibition encompasses a selection of watercolors and bronzes by American architect and graphic designer Richard Saul Wurman. Over forty paintings and twenty sculptures are on display at the Carole A. Fewell Gallery of the Coral Gables Museum. Multiple copies of Vitra’s 1967 Panton Chair are randomly arranged throughout the space. They not only set an interesting conversation with the art but also serve as a backdrop for a series of wireless-mic conversations with presenters in different fields that will take place during the time of the show. This program, in the style of Mr. Wurman’s renowned conferences, will be organized by the Museum in collaboration with Mr. Wurman and Books & Books.
Throughout his life, Richard Saul Wurman (Philadelphia, PA., 1935) has challenged traditional forms of presenting and understanding facts. He has lectured extensively, and published nearly a hundred books on different subjects, with a focus on ‘information architecture’ (a term that he coined.) He created an array of conferences where great minds from the most varied backgrounds converged, including the popular TED, from 1984 to 2002, and a spinoff TEDMED Conferences from 1995 to 2010. His trailblazing, multidisciplinary approach to Knowledge and Understanding has granted him numerous accolades, including several honorary doctorates and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt in Design.
Mr. Wurman’s latest milestone is the Wurman Center for Understanding Understanding at RIT, Rochester Institute of Technology in New York State which is currently in development.
the story by Richard Saul Wurman
An Appreciation of Richard Saul Wurman and his Astounding, Never Ending Oeuvre by Michele Oka Doner
Conflict and Complexity by Ken Carbone
Understanding Wurman by Yuni Villalonga
During the time of the exhibition, a series of wireless-mic conversations with presenters in different fields will take place at the Fewell Gallery. This program, in the style of Mr. Wurman’s renowned conferences, will be organized by the Museum in collaboration with Mr. Wurman and Books & Books.
– FIU/MFA Annual Readings
Sunday, September 12, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
– Author Kei Miller in conversation with Patricia J. Saunders, Associate Professor, Hemispheric Caribbean Studies Faculty Lead
Thursday, September 23, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
– Book Presentation and Signing “Cuban Modernism: Mid-Century Architecture 1940-1970”, By Jean-Francois Lejeune and Victor Deupi.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
– Women Pilots Write Poetry
Wednesday, October 27, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
In Collaboration with
Photo courtesy of Gloria Nagy
Executive Director: John R. Allen
Catalog Designer: Jenn Shore | shore-creative.com
Photographer: Al Diaz | aldiazphoto.com
Curators: Richard Saul Wurman & Yuni Villalonga
Curatorial Assistant: Pamela Londono
Marketing Specialist: Pamela Londono
Installers: Fabian Peña & Jan Vandermey
Donation Coordination: Cheryl Durst, Executive Vice President and CEO,
the International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
Furniture Donation: Nora Fehlbaum, CEO, Vitra
Furniture Designer: Verner Panton Chair | Debut Color: Bourdeaux
Special Thanks to our Exhibition Sponsor
2020-2021 Season Partners