“Kathy is the client every architect wishes for. She was simultaneously open and critical, which meant intense discussions and resulted in, if I may say so, a building that is intelligent on many levels. At the same time, there was a fundamental mutual trust in the other’s expertise. Both of us knew that if the other wasn’t entirely happy with something that there was more work to do. She gave us time and space to develop something that is custom-made — tailored to the institution she loved and represented.”
–Christine Binswanger, Herzog & de Meuron principal in charge of the Walker expansion
“My contribution for Kathy:
The essence of all great art is gratitude.”
–Maurizio Cattelan, artist
“Kathy Halbreich is a remarkable person. For 16 years she has held the Walker Art Center at a high point in contemporary art. Her wideness of vision to all aspects of present day activity and her zest in searching it out and presenting it just pleased all of us.”
—Merce Cunningham, choreographer
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