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ARCHITECTURE Defining Spaces/Defining Times A University of New Mexico Art Museum Multimedia Unit Curators Sara Otto-Diniz, Educational Training and Development Consultant Michele Penhall, Curator of Prints and Photographs Michael Schissel, Research Assistant Teacher’s Guide by: Brooke Balliett, Research Assistant Sara Otto-Diniz, Educational Training and Development Consultant Kyrsten Sanderson, Student Assistant Emily Young, Graduate Student Intern The University of New Mexico Art Museum Linda W. Bahm, Director Michael Certo, Curator of Education & Public Programs This project was funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services,  a federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership, and a lifetime of learning. The University of New Mexico Art Museum MSC04 2570 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 (505) 277-4001 http://UNMartmuseum.unm.edu
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©  Copyright 2006. The University of New Mexico. All Rights Reserved. You may print, reproduce and use  the information in, and retrieve files containing publications or images from, The University of New Mexico  Art Museum's WWW documents for non-commercial, personal, or educational purposes only, provided that  you  i. do not modify such information  ii. include any copyright notice originally included with such information and this notice in all such  copies.  ARCHITECTURE Defining Spaces/Defining Times Architecture is the will of the age conceived in spatial terms. Living.  Changing.  New. Not yesterday, not tomorrow, only today can be given form. Only this architecture creates. Create form out of the nature of the task with the means of our time. This is our work. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1923 Through representations of architecture—paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints,  photographs, and scale models—this exhibition examines architectural space  and the built environment in an attempt to articulate a sense of place and the  physical experience of inhabiting a building. As literature offers a vehicle for  transporting us to different times and places, so too images of real and imagined  architecture allow us to wander in and out of Gothic cathedrals, ancient ruins and  castles, and even Piranesi's fantastic colosseum. Through this wandering we  experience a place or a building—be it a small, domestic dwelling or a large- scale monument—in a very personal way which in turn can facilitate a deeper  understanding and appreciation of that space and its architecture.
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