Growing Up: Buckminster Fuller, Allegra Fuller Snyder reflects on her father’s formative years

  • Edlis Neeson Theater
    First Floor, Accessible via the Griffin Entrance on Pearson Street
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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Buckminster, Allegra, and Anne Fuller
Courtesy of the Buckminster Fuller Institute


Born in Chicago the year Buckminster Fuller transformed his whole life, Allegra Fuller Snyder reflects on his formative years and her own experience growing up with him, the people who seeded so much of his work, and his lasting legacy as a visionary and a great teacher. Her talk is followed by a discussion with exhibition cocurators K. Michael Hays and Dana A. Miller about Fuller's significance for today's world.

About the Speakers

Allegra Fuller Snyder is Professor Emerita of Dance and former Director of the Graduate Program in Dance Ethnology at UCLA.

K. Michael Hays is Adjunct Curator of Architecture at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Professor of Architectural Theory at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Dana A. Miller is Associate Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.


This program is made possible by The Gloria Brackstone Solow and Eugene A. Solow, MD, Memorial Lecture Series.