Louis I. Kahn: The Making of a Room has been organized at the Arthur Ross
Gallery in cooperation with the Architectural Archives of the University of
Pennsylvania by students in the Halpern-Rogath Curatorial Seminar. It is supported
by the Department of the History of Art thanks to the generous support of Leslee
Halpern-Rogath and David Rogath. Additional funding has been provided by the
Friends of the Arthur Ross Gallery. The seminar, taught by Professor George H.
Marcus, is part of the Masters of Liberal Arts Program of the College of Liberal and
The students who have taken part in this seminar are: Peter Clericuzio, Gregory
Katz, Claudia Lauture, John Matthews, Jordan Pascucci, Gabrielle Ruddick, Sara
Smith-Katz, Laura Ventura, and Robert Wainstein.
The majority of drawings exhibited here have been lent by the Louis I. Kahn
Collection housed in the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.
Conservation of selected drawings in this exhibition was supported in part by Save
America’s Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the
Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, and by the Friends of
the Architectural Archives.
Additional generous loans have come from Sue Ann Kahn, The First Unitarian
Church in Rochester, New York, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Thanks are due to many people, especially to William Whitaker, Curator of the
Architectural Archives, who collaborated closely with the students on the creation
of this exhibition. Others include Sara Stewart, the Gallery’s Exhibition Coordinator;
John Taylor, Gregory Tobias, and John Junius Taylor, Gallery preparators; and
Kathryn Pannepacker, textile artist. The students also worked closely with
Orly Zeewy, Brand Identity Consultant, who created the show’s identity and
graphics. The exhibition web site was produced by Christina Hansen, thedrafthorse
The significance of the generous support of Leslee Halpern-Rogath and David
Rogath for this series of curatorial seminars in the Department of the History of Art
cannot be overstated. Without their extraordinary vision, the University’s students,
past, present, and future, would not have the opportunity to learn about curatorial
practice and to gain the hands-on experience of being curators themselves.
Director, Arthur Ross Gallery
George H. Marcus
Adjunct Assistant Professor of the History of Art