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Historic “La Sagrada Familia” Exhibit Opens at CCNY

The first ever American exhibit of Antoni Gaudi's famous "La Sagrada Familia" opens at CCNY September 29.

In a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit on American soil, Antoni Gaudi's famous "La Sagrada Familia" goes on display September 29 through May 8, 2015 at The City College of New York's Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture. It is entitled "Sagrada Família - Gaudí's Unfinished Masterpiece: Geometry, Construction and Site" and is sponsored by Santander Bank.

The exhibit in the Spitzer School's Atrium Gallery includes photographs, architectural models and casts used in construction. It also showcases the 3D computer imaging software used to analyze and draw precise tridimensional geometry. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Viewing hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

George Ranalli, dean of the Spitzer School and curator, said many institutions in the United States had vied to host this remarkable exhibit and City College is honored to offer this extraordinary experience to the city of New York.

"La Sagrada Familia" is considered the magnum opus of Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), the father of Catalan Modernisme. The latter is an art and literature movement that arose from the Catalan region of Spain.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.  
 

 

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