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Date:
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time:
10:30am - 12:00pm
Location:
Categories:
Adults, Local History, Speaker Series, Special Event

Praised by Frank Lloyd Wright. Visited by Nixon and Kennedy. Where Jimi Hendrix performed 3 months before his death. Designed by architects Ferguson, Stevens & Associates, the Albuquerque Civic Auditorium stood from 1957 until 1986. In this presentation from Director of Modern Albuquerque Thea Haver, uncover how the auditorium went from celebrated to "unloved", as the Tribune described it on the day its dome was demolished.

Featuring rarely seen early renderings and media, this talk focuses on the architectural history of the much-missed landmark, while also entertaining its cultural impact, declining relevance, and near-preservation. 

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21
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21
12:00pm - 1:00pm, South Valley Meeting Room, South Valley Library.
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21
1:00pm - 3:00pm, Children's Room, Cherry Hills Library.