We’re in the final stages of securing our guests for the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Before we announce all of the names, I wanted to highlight one person in particular because it just so happens that she and her home were featured on an entire page of the Wall Street journal. With Tane and Brandon currently serving as Artists in Residence at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, we thought it would be great to explore some of the public policy ideas surrounding art. We approached Kaywin Feldman, the current director at the museum, and asked if she would appear on the show. While we can’t say much more about the show at this point, we thought we would post the article that was written about her. That way, she can spend most of her time defending the value of art instead of answering architectural questions about her home. Also, it’s odd that the article doesn’t mention her upcoming appearance on T2P2.
“When Kaywin Feldman moved here to take a job as the director of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, she knew it would be difficult to replace her home in Memphis. Designed by a student of famed architect Louis Kahn, it was a 1950s-built midcentury modern that she and her husband, Jim Lutz, an architecture professor, had worked to restore and improve over nine years.
After looking at nearly 30 homes, Ms. Feldman finally found another modern house with a boxy exterior and glass walls. But this one had a different provenance. Constructed five years ago in a Wisconsin factory and installed in a few weeks on-site, it was a “weeHouse,” one of a series of prefabricated homes designed by local architects Geoffrey Warner and Scott Ervin of Alchemy Architects.” Read on.