Events And Opportunities

I.M. Pei 100th Birthday Celebrations (Suzhou Tourism)

Join in on the excitement on April 26, I.M. Pei’s 100th birthday, when Suzhou Tourism representatives will be in the Boston Common from 3pm – 5pm with an interactive photo set-up that will allow locals to take a picture ‘with’ I.M. Pei and send digital birthday wishes. Why Boston? The city is home to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, designed by I.M. Pei in the 1970s.

For those who can’t wait it out to Boston Common - From April 19 through April 26 (I.M. Pei’s actual birthday), Suzhou Tourism will launch a week-long social media campaign encouraging users to send the architect birthday wishes. Consumers will be asked to share a picture of their favorite building designed by I.M. Pei along with a birthday wish using #IMPei100 and #TravelSuzhou across their Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts. During the week, four winners will be chosen at random to receive a mini replica of the Suzhou Museum. Additionally, the official Suzhou Tourism website,, will feature an informational spotlight on I.M. Pei and the Suzhou Museum.

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SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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