John MacLane Johansen: Stage Center (Mummer's Theater), 1965D–1970

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  • The Mummer’s Theater distinguishes itself from earlier designs from Johansen. While early projects were simpler exposed concrete designs, the architect chose a more unconventional approach here. Not unlike the Smithson’s “as-found” aesthetics, Johansen took preexisting, everyday materials found in farm structure catalogs and turned them into “high-art” in combination with exposed concrete. This concept was subsequently furthered by Robert Venturi in Learning from Las Vegas and Frank Gehry’s House in Santa Monica.

  • Demolished 2014–2015.