FILM: American Masters—Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

Eero Saarinen with model and sketches of St. Louis’ Gateway Arch, ca. 1958. Credit: Manuscripts & Archives, Yale University Library

Explore the life of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961), whose visionary buildings include National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan. Saarinen also designed New York’s TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport, Yale University's Ingalls Rink and Morse and Stiles Colleges, Virginia’s Dulles Airport, and modernist pedestal furniture like the Tulip chair. Travel with his son, Director of Photography Eric Saarinen, as he visits the sites of his father’s work on a cathartic journey, shot in 6K with the latest in drone technology that showcases the architect’s body of timeless work for the first time. Eero’s sudden death at age 51 cut short one of the most influential careers in American architecture. Today, Saarinen’s work stands apart and continues to inspire, especially amongst renewed interest in 20th-century architects and artists who exploded the comfortable constraints of the past to create a robust and daring American aesthetic. 

Followed by a Q&A with Peter Rosen.

Produced and Directed by Peter Rosen. 68 minutes, 2016.

Premiered December 2016 on PBS as part of the American Masters series. 

Ticket includes Museum admission.

Presented in collaboration with Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival (HT2FF).

Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by the generous support of The Corcoran Group, BNB Bank, and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder. 
FILM & TALK: American Masters—Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future
Co-presented with HT2FF and in conjunction with Image Building
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 6:00pm
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$20 | $5 for Members and Students
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