Virtual Exhibition:  Alfred Preis, Vienna in the Tropics

Announcing the online exhibition “ALFRED PREIS, VIENNA IN THE TROPICS: AUSTRIAN ÉMIGRÉ, MODERNIST AND ARCHITECT OF THE USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL AT PEARL HARBOR,” co-curated and written by our own Dr. Laura McGuire with Prof. Axel Schmitzberger of Cal Poly Pomona.

The exhibition is an in-depth study of the Honolulu mid-century modernist architect, Alfred Preis. Representing several years of Dr. McGuire’s research and writings, the virtual exhibition features a selection of Preis major works and insights into his career in Hawai’i, which began when he fled the Nazis for Honolulu in 1939.

Preis, along with Vladmir Ossipoff, was one of the most important figures in the development of a specifically modern form language for architecture on our islands and it is worthy of your attention.