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New Museum Celebrates Pritzker Prize With Free Tours

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Architects Ryue Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima of the architectural firm SANAA, winners of the 2010 Pritzker Prize.

The New Museum is offering free admission and architectural tours this Wednesday, in honor of the building’s architects, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the Tokyo-based firm SANAA, who are the 2010 Laureates of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.  Sejima is the second woman to receive this honor and Nishizawa, at forty-three years old, is the youngest winner in Pritzker history.

NuMu writes: Several tours focusing on the New Museum’s building will be scheduled and hosted by architecture experts, many of whom were on the building’s original core architecture team, including Jonas Elding, Florian Idenburg, Toshihiro Oki, and Brett Schneider, among others. The Museum will also open the seventh-floor Sky Room (usually open on Saturday and Sundays only) to allow visitors the opportunity to experience the whole building and panoramic views of the Bowery.

The purpose of the Pritzker Architecture Prize is to annually honor a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision, and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.

// The New Museum // 235 Bowery // Free tours from noon to 6pm.

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