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Username: Kathleen

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Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 11:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Rochester Hills Museum hosts
Balthazar Korab's Images of Michigan

The Rochester Hills Museum opened its new special exhibition, Balthazar Korab's Images of Michigan to the public Saturday, February 2, 2008. This exhibition of 46 black and white images captures the beauty of Michigan from the rural Keweenaw Peninsula to the urban streets of Detroit. This special exhibit will run only until June 2008.

Balthazar Korab, an internationally acclaimed photographer, has lived in the Detroit area for over 50 years. Korab's images have appeared on the covers of over 300 publications and the American Institute of Architects has awarded Korab the prestigious Medal for Architectural Photography. His photography has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art - New York and the Venice Biennale as well as other prominent museums. His work is also part of many significant collections including the United States Library of Congress.

Born in Hungary, Korab studied architecture at the Polytechnicum until the Soviet Union installed a puppet government. In 1949, Korab fled to Paris to continue his studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Before immigrating to the United States, Korab worked as a journeyman with notable architects throughout Europe including Le Corbusier.

Eero Saarinen hired Korab in 1955. A year later, Korab was awarded fourth place in an international competition to design the Sydney Opera House. Following the competition, Korab established his own studio in Troy, Michigan and began a new career in architectural photography. In 1958, Frank Lloyd Wright invited Korab to join his school of architecture at Taliesin as both an architect and photographer.

Come out and enjoy the work of world renowned master photographer. The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Museum members and children under five are free.
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Username: Carptrash

Post Number: 1573
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, February 04, 2008 - 1:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Found deep in a carpchives are a few pictures stamped on the back by Korab. Unfortunately the stamp says that they can't be used without his permission, so I'll not post them here. I guess it would be okay to post the stamp? In any case, Korab Rules. I expect a detailed report from at least 20 posters about the exhibit. eeeeek

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