Exhibitions on the Architecture of Moshe Safdie

Today, as architecture is reasserting its role in popular culture, Moshe Safdie's buildings are exemplars of what has been be termed "progressive contextualism" -- an important way of thinking globally about building.

2016 saw the completion of the major traveling exhibition of the firm's work, entitled Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie. The Boston Society of Architects/BSA Space (February 15, 2016 - May 15, 2016) and the National Academy Museum in New York (September 10, 2015 - January 10, 2016) were the primary venues. The traveling exhibition was originally organized by the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and shown at both museums, as well as an inaugural installation at the National Gallery of Canada in 2010-2011.

2017 brings a new exhibition, Habitat '67 Revisited, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the project's opening at the World Exposition in Montreal. The show traces the project's origins, early success and failure to proliferate, and explores these lessons in light of increasing global densities. Generously supported by a grant from Montreal's 375th Anniversary Committee, the exhibition will open at Centre de Design at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal on May 31, 2017 and run through August 13, 2017.