Michael Graves at the New School

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Tomorrow night, architect Michael Graves will be speaking at the New School with Dean Paul Goldberger. It’s the third in a series of talks that has already included artist Chuck Close and designer Bruce Mau.

For anyone looking for a bit more on Mr. Graves besides the famous Target teapots, The Observer profiled him last December, along with the remaining members of the New York Five. And Mr. Goldberger shows up there, too.

The full release for tomorrow’s talk is after the jump.

Wednesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m., Parsons will present the third in the season’s At the Parsons Table when visionary architect and designer Michael Graves joins Parsons Dean Paul Goldberger for a lively discussion that will address some of the most topical issues in the field. This event will be held at Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street. Tickets are $15 for the general public and are available via the New School Box Office, Monday-Thursday, 1:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Friday, 1:00 to 7:00 p.m., at 66 West 12th Street, boxoffice@newschool.edu or 212.229.5488. Advance ticketing is strongly advised.

American architect Michael Graves has been in the forefront of architectural design since he founded his practice in 1964. He has taught at Princeton University for almost 40 years and is an influential theorist as well as a diversified and prolific designer. Since the early 1980s, his work directly influenced the transformation of urban architecture from the abstraction of commercial modernism toward an interest in context. Graves has been the recipient of several of the most prestigious awards conferred upon architects in the United States. These include the 2001 Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects, the 1999 National Medal of Arts (a Presidential Award), and the $50,000 Frank Annunzio Award from the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation.

At the Parsons Table features today’s leading voices in the fields of art, architecture, and design in conversation with Dean Goldberger, one of the nation’s preeminent architecture and design critics. In addition to Graves, this season’s series has featured Chuck Close and Bruce Mau. The final evening of the season will feature Donna Karan on April 20.

Michael Graves at the New School