Kitchell Architecture and Design Lecture Series: Mina Chow, Architect and Filmmaker

Event Date: 

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 5:15pm to 7:30pm

Event Contact: 

Lety Garcia Programs and PR Manager


Face of a Nation: What Happened to the World's Fair,  Film Screening, with Director and Guests

Mina Chow investigates the controversy surrounding U.S. participation at World Fairs for the last 25 years. Film includes Jack Masey, Director of Design at the USIA; Frank Gehry, FAIA; Barton Myers, FAIA; and Barry Howard, Exhibition Designer.

“This urgently dispiriting but ultimately tender and optimistic film is a reminder of the days when [the U.S.] put our best face forward in the magnificent pavilions that were once the stars of World Fairs.” — Michael Sorkin

Face of a Nation reviewed:



Barton Myers Associates, with Barry Howard. U.S. Pavilion, Exposicion Universal de 1992 (Seville, Spain): elevation at night. Barton Myers Papers, AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara