UA Fay Jones School of Architecture Dean Peter MacKeith will give a talk Tuesday, Feb. 10, about Finnish master architect Alvar Aalto, described in the announcement by the Architecture and Design Network as Finland’s foremost architect/designer of the 20th century, at the Arkansas Arts Center. There will be a reception at 5:30 and the free talk starts at 6 p.m. in the lecture hall.

In addition to architecture, Aalto designed furniture, textiles and glassware meant to coordinate with his buildings (Gesamtkunstwerk, I’m informed by web sources).

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MacKeith has been dean of the school of architecture since July 1, 2014, He was previously a professor and association dean at Washington University’s Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, and earlier directed the Master of Architecture program at Helsinki University of Technology, now Aalto University.