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Memphis Tonight: Chilean Architect Eduardo Rojas Speaks

In conjunction with Memphis in May International Festival and this year's celebrated country Chile, the AIA {American Institute of Architects} Memphis chapter presents a Chilean Wine Tasting and lecture by Chilean architect Eduardo Rojas.

Chilean Wine Tasting 5:30 pm Rojas Lecture 6:30 pm
Brooks Museum of Art . 2009 Series Partner 1934 Poplar Avenue

This event is open to the public.

Lecture ~ with museum admission ($7 adults $6 seniors $3 students) / Brooks members free
Wine tasting ~ $20 includes sampling of four wines + hors d’oeuvres (not included in admission)
Tickets for tasting and lecture will be available at the door.

For more information visit the AIA website.

Eduardo Rojas presents
The Rehabilitation of the Historic Quarter of Valparaiso, Chile
Eduardo Rojas is a Principal Specialist in Urban Development at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The IDB provides solutions to development challenges in 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, partnering with governments, companies and civil society organizations. The IDB lends money and provides grants in addition to offering research, advice and technical assistance to improve key areas like education, poverty reduction and agriculture. Clients range from central governments to city authorities and small businesses. The IDB also seeks to take a lead role on cross-border issues like trade, infrastructure and energy. Rojas’ primary areas of work include housing sector reform and low income housing programs, urban heritage preservation, and integrated urban development.
On view before the presentation

Treasures from the National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago de Chile. This exhibition is designed to illuminate life and artistic excellence in Chile through a collection of 12 important Chilean paintings from the XIX and XX centuries. The collection is on loan from the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago and includes such noted Chilean artists as Juan Francisco González, Juan Mauricio Rugendas, Fernando Laroche, and others.

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