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Contemporary Class: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

Jun 15, 2017, 6:00pm

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Michael Rakowitz, Dull Roar, 2005. Inflatable, motor, and wooden platform, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Jane Lombard Gallery, New York. 

Michael Rakowitz, Dull Roar, 2005. Inflatable, motor, and wooden platform, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Jane Lombard Gallery, New York. 

Contemporary Class: The Pruitt–Igoe Myth

thursday, june 15

6:00 pm

$10; free for members & Take 5 subscribers

The demolition of the Pruitt-Igoe housing project made international news, and the tale of an urban-renewal program gone wrong has influenced public-housing initiatives ever since. The real story of Pruitt-Igoe is far more complex, as the screening of this award-winning documentary will show.


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