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February 9, 2004 // UPDATED 2:51 pm - April 24, 2007
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

Walker architects to lecture Sunday

Jacques Herzog and Jeffrey Kipnis, architects behind the Walker Art Center's $90 million expansion, will speak Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Historic Pantages Theatre as part of the "Architects Shape the New Minneapolis" lecture series.

The lecture series is exploring the ramifications of the changing cityscape in Minneapolis, examining how new architecture plays a role in shaping community.

Herzog, an architect with the firm Herzog & de Meuron, and Kipnis, a professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University, will speak at 7 p.m. The Pantages Theatre is at 710 Hennepin Ave. S.

Tickets range from $10 to $40. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

T.R.'s great-grandson to speak Thursday

Theodore Roosevelt IV, the great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, will be the featured speaker at the Westminster Town Hall Forum on Thursday, Feb. 12.

Roosevelt, an investment banker and self-described moderate Republican who goes by "T4," will deliver a speech on "Land Ethics and the Radical Center."

He argues that both conservatives and liberals have failed in their efforts to improve the environment.

"[Roosevelt] is of the view that extreme voices on either side of the political divide create a cacophony above which the desire of vast numbers of citizens for meaningful compromise and action cannot be heard," wrote Janet Anderson, director of the Westminster Town Hall Forum, in a statement.

"It is his contention that issues across the rural/urban divide have created a backlash against environmentalists, and that both the left and right are unsuccessful in serving our rural communities and the ecosystems upon which they depend," Anderson wrote.

The lecture will take place at noon at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Ave.

The Minneapolis Public Library will host a forum prompted by Roosevelt's talk Feb. 19 at the interim Downtown Central Library site, 250 Marquette Ave. Anderson and library staff will participate in the forum, which will start at noon on the library's fourth floor. For more information, call 630-6174.