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Exhibition highlights artistry of Swiss engineering through June 15

An exhibition celebrating the contributions of Swiss engineering, "The Art of Structural Design: A Swiss Legacy," will be on display at the Princeton University Art Museum through Sunday, June 15.

From New York's George Washington Bridge to Boston's new Bunker Hill Bridge, some of America's most acclaimed structures are the products of Swiss design. "Swiss Legacy" is the first exhibition to focus on the work of Robert Maillart, Othmar Ammann, Heinz Isler and Christian Menn, as well as Wilhelm Ritter and Pierre Lardy, their instructors at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

These designers are considered to be among the most innovative structural designers of the 20th century. They are acclaimed by structural engineers, artists and architects alike for revolutionizing the field and setting into motion the modern relationship between form and function.

David Billington, the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering and director of the Program in Architecture and Engineering at Princeton, has conducted research at the Zurich institute for 25 years and helped organize the exhibition.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. The art museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (609) 258-3788.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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