Percival Goodman: Architect, Planner, Teacher, Painter

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, LIBRARIES   Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001 The first retrospective exhibition of the architect Percival Goodman opened at the Wallach Gallery on February 14. The exhibition aims to contextualize the architect's work within the modernist movement and to offer critical reflection on his sustained commitment to the power of architecture as a vehicle for social change. In a career that spanned more than sixty years, Goodman achieved renown as one of the most prolific synagogue architects in the United States and was instrumental in the development of a critical discourse around the building of modern religious architecture.

The exhibition is largely drawn from the archive of Percival Goodman materials at Columbia University's Avery Fine Arts and Architecture Library, which is a major repository for materials related to the architect's career. The exhibition will remain on view through March 31st at the Wallach Gallery, Schermerhorn Hall, 8th Floor. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 pm.