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Modern Architecture Activism: The Life and Work of Benjamin F. McAdoo, Jr.

This exhibit showcases the modern architectural designs and social activism of Benjamin F. McAdoo Jr. (1920-1981) – a graduate of the University of Washington, Department of Architecture, and the first Black architect registered in Washington State. McAdoo’s life and work linked two distinct worlds in the mid-century period: the struggle for racial equity and civil rights, and the rise of modernism in architectural design. This exhibit highlights how McAdoo’s engaged, activist modern architecture bridged these often-disparate worlds, and challenged the status quo from the late 1940s through the 1970s.

Support for this exhibit provided by 4Culture, the CBE Inspire Fund, and the Department of Architecture.

Gould Gallery, Gould Hall
3950 University Way, University of Washington
Exhibit Open February 1st to March 15th

Opening Reception, Wednesday February 7th, 5:30pm
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