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Aulenti, Gae, 1929-2012



  • Existence: 1929 - 2012

Biographical Note

Gae Aulenti was born in Italy in 1929. She graduated from Facola di Architecttua-Politencico in Milan in 1954. Her career, spanning 1955 to 2012, includes work on architecture, furniture, and interior design projects. She is known for her transformation of historic public buildings into museum spaces including Musee d' Orsay (Paris, France), Musee d'Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou (Paris, France), Palazzo Grassi (Venice, Italy), Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain) and the Asian Art Museum (San Francisco, USA). Aulenti was given first prize at the 1964 Milan Triennial with her piece 'Arrivo al Mare' in the Italian Pavilion. She served on the Executive Board for the Milan Triennial (1977-1980) and received its career prize in mid-October a few weeks before her death on October 31, 2012.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Gae Aulenti Architectural Collection

Identifier: Ms-2000-014

Italian architect Gae Aulenti's ability to transform historic public buildings into museum spaces is documented in the Gae Aulenti Architectural Collection by newspaper and magazine articles, biographical information, and her conceptual computer-drawn designs for the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, California.

Dates: 1987 - 2003

Conceptual Drawing for Asian Art Museum Atrium

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2000-014_AulentiGae_AsianArtMuseum_ConceptualDesignDrawings_Atrium

Gae Aulenti Architectural Collection,

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2000-014

Ground Level Floor Plan for the Asian Art Museum

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2000-014_AulentiGae_AsianArtMuseum_ConceptualDesignDrawings_GroundLevelFloorPlan

Longitudinal Section for the Asian Art Museum

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2000-014_AulentiGae_AsianArtMuseum_ConceptualDesignDrawings_LongitudinalSection

Sketch for Longitudinal Section of Asian Art Museum

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2000-014_AulentiGae_AsianArtMuseum_ConceptualDesignDrawings_LongitudinalSectionSketch

Sketch for Transverse Section of Asian Art Museum

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2000-014_AulentiGae_AsianArtMuseum_ConceptualDesignDrawings_TransverseSectionSketch

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