Premiere Screening

American Masters: I.M. Pei: Building China Modern

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
6:30 pm ET
New York

In Person

Eugene Shirley, Producer and Originator of the Film
Anne Makepeace, Director of the Film
Moderator: Suzanne Stephens, Deputy Editor, Architectural Record



I.M. Pei, a giant international figure in architecture, returned to his Chinese homeland after seventy years, and designed a modern museum to house the antiquities of Suzhou, in the region where his forebears lived for centuries. The film follows Pei's personal and architectural journey from west to east over the seven-and-a-half-year process of placing a modern building in the most ancient neighborhood of a 2,500-year-old city. With intimacy and immediacy, we experience the realization of Pei's lifelong dream—and biggest challenge—a work that he ultimately defines as "my biography."

Screening in association with the Architectural League of New York

Tickets on sale now.

Architecture League Members can purchase tickets at the Paley Center Members price.

  • This Event

    Members: $15
    General Public: $25