Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts
Location Notes:
PAC; Rm 1515

Lights of Carnegie Hall

Artwork
Identifier:
2001.159.1
Artist:
Rosemary Ellis
Credit:
GVSU collection
Medium:
Computer-Assisted Rendering with Large-Scale, Digital, Electrostatic Printing
Date:
1998
Description:
Architectural features of Carnegie Hall with three colorful arches.
Historical Context:
The grandly-scaled proportions of Carnegie Hall, and especially the striking Italian Renaissance-style facade, lend the building a base in history and give it a sense of permanence. Carnegie Hall is he embodiment of the aspirations of all those who have striven, on both sides of the footlights, to sustain our musical culture and convey it to future generations. Andrew Carnegie wanted his hall to become not just an inspiring place, but also a place to aspire to; and for more than a century it has set the standard for excellence in performance. The facade's symmetry and architectural balance, the proportions of its architectural elements are central to the building's structural composition and its cultural mission. I've tried to preserve these ideas in my rendering of New York's Carnegie Hall.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
digital images
Library of Congress Subjects:
Architecture