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Retrospective of Architect’s Career, Concludes International Tour at Yale

NEW HAVEN, CT.- Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future, the critically acclaimed exhibition that explores the career of one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century, concludes its international tour with a presentation at the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale School of Architecture Gallery. It is the first major museum retrospective devoted to the Finnish-born architect—who both studied and worked at Yale—and was in large part enabled by the 2002 creation of the Eero Saarinen Collection at the University’s Sterling Memorial Library. Eero Saarinen (1910–61) was one of the most prolific, unorthodox, and controversial masters of twentieth-century architecture. Using progressive construction techniques and a personal aesthetic, he defied modernist doctrine to create some of the era’s iconic designs, ranging from the TWA