Award-winning architect Frank Gehry GSD ’57 ArD ’00 is the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust at a ceremony on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 4 pm at Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St., Cambridge.
The ceremony, presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, will include a discussion with Gehry moderated by actor John Lithgow ’67 ArD ‘05, Master of the Arts at Harvard and host of the event. This is the official opening event for ARTS FIRST, Harvard University’s annual festival showcasing student creativity in the arts, April 28-May 1.
“Frank Gehry is a true original, a visionary artist whose work has revolutionized architecture and place-making in the 21st century,” said John Lithgow. “He’s the first architect to receive the Arts Medal, and Harvard looks forward to celebrating his extraordinary achievements and risk-taking spirit.”