Parducci created the elaborately carved plaster ceiling in Meadow Brook's dining room

Meadow Brook Hall to show Parducci Documentary

Join us on September 29 for a viewing of the documentary “Parducci, The Man Who Made Detroit Beautiful” in Meadow Brook’s ballroom

When architectural sculptor Corrado Parducci arrived in Detroit in 1924, he left his fingerprints on hundreds of buildings throughout Detroit and Michigan during the building boom. Parducci’s story is of an Italian immigrant who struggles with hardships throughout his almost 60 year career while becoming one of our country’s top architectural sculptors. Parducci, the Man Who Made Detroit Beautiful is a documentary film directed by Jack P. Johnson. Johnson, and Parducci researcher Jennifer Baross, have traveled coast to coast interviewing architects, curators, conservators, historians, authors and his family, compiling the story of Parducci.

Corrado Parducci corbel

Meadow Brook Hall is the site of some of Parducci’s most masterful and memorable works, including the renowned plaster ceiling in the dining room. These works and an interview with Meadow Brook’s curator are featured in the film.

The film will be shown on Thursday, September 29 from 7 pm – 8 pm. Following the film will be a Q&A with the creators until 8:30 pm. Admission is $5 per person or free for MBH members and volunteers. Reservations are not required.

For more information on the film, click here.

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  1. Thank you so much for this info please send me future programs at Meadowbrook