2012 Artists in Residence
2012 Harman-Eisner Artists in Residence
Elizabeth Diller · Julie Taymor
Elizabeth Diller is a founding principal of the interdisciplinary design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, whose projects include the Institute of Contemporary Art on Boston’s waterfront, the High Line in New York City, the Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles, the Dongguan Factory and Housing Complex in Dongguan, China, and the expansion to the Museum of Modern Art. Diller, a professor at Princeton, was the first recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship awarded in architecture. She has also been named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, received the the Smithsonian Institution’s National Design Award, and been awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Brunner Prize.
Julie Taymor is a Tony Award–winning and Academy Award–nominated director whose musicals, plays, operas, and films have earned her a reputation as one of today’s most imaginative and provocative directors. Taymor’s work for the stage includes Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Magic Flute at the Metropolitan Opera, and The Lion King, which is the highest-grossing stage show in history. She has also directed the films Titus, Frida, Across the Universe, and The Tempest. Taymor is a recipient of the 1991 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, two Guggenheim grants, and two Obie awards.