Michael Graves Memorial Service
On April 12, 2015, we celebrated Michael Graves’ life and legacy in a memorial program at Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. The event was attended by 900 people and featured remarks from 20 speakers, including former students, Michael’s design partners, members of his family, clients, and notable friends and colleagues, each contributing particular reminiscences of Michael’s impact on teaching, art, architecture, and design. The program concluded with remarks by the only remaining members of the legendary New York Five, architectural icons Richard Meier and Peter Eisenman. In addition to the speakers, the program included musical interludes featuring the works of artists that inspired Michael – from Mozart to Bob Dylan. The memorial video has been organized into ten individual sections for ease of viewing.
Memorial contributions may be made to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Memorial contributions may be made to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Omaha, NE. One of the projects that Michael was most passionate about, he believed in Madonna’s mission and vision to rebuilding lives using world-class technology, translational research and family-like culture. The Memorials for Michael will all be used to help build the rehabilitation hospital that Michael designed and to honor him with a permanent naming opportunity. Checks can be made out to Madonna Foundation-Omaha Campus. Please visit www.madonna.org for more information about support and click here to learn more about the design project.
Michael at the groundbreaking for the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Omaha on September 4, 2014.