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Wednesday, March 31 at 9 p.m. – American Masters "I.M. Pei: Building China Modern

(Rochester, NY) Noted architect I.M. Pei, who left his native China in the 1930s, was invited to design a modern museum to house the antiquities of Suzhou, where he grew up. This film follows his seven-and-a-half-year personal and architectural journey from west to east, a literal coming home — a realization of Pei’s lifelong dream, but also his biggest challenge and a work that he defines as “my biography.” The program includes commentary from local residents, design specialists, Suzhou officials and a stellar array of architects, designers and scholars commenting on Pei’s life and work. American Masters “I.M. Pei: Building China Modern” airs Wednesday, March 31 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT 21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

Pictured: I.M. Pei
Credit: Bing Lin, Pei Partnership Architects


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