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Calendar of Events: September 2020

Experience Modern architecture. Take a tour, view an exhibition, attend a lecture or otherwise connect with people equally captivated by the history and future of this period. Our online calendar highlights events related to Modern architecture in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and occasionally further a field, presented by a wide-ranging roster of organizations.

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Anni Albers at The Glass House

Pliable Plane is part of a new series presented by the Glass House in which an artist or designer is invited to refashion the house’s interiors with site-responsive textiles. For the first installment of this series—named for a 1957 essay by Anni Albers (1899–1994) about the relationship between textiles and architecture—the Glass House and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation are collaborating to create a new bedspread and window panels based on original works by Anni Albers. More

Anni Albers, Textile sample, n.d., cotton and gimp. © 2020 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ARS, NY
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LocalExhibition

Frank Stella: Paintings, 1960–1973

The Glass House (1948) presents the online exhibit Frank Stella: Paintings, 1960 – 1973 a selection of works by the artist from the Glass House permanent collection. One of America’s most important living artists, Stella has played a significant role in the development of abstraction in the 20th century and has consistently pushed compositional boundaries throughout his career. More

Photo by Andy Romer Photography. Art © Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society, New York
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LocalLecture

Archives Deep Dive: Noguchi’s Personal Collection

Kate Wiener, Assistant Curator, will lead a presentation on selected objects from Isamu Noguchi’s collectibles—his personal collection of objects ranging from musical instruments to ancient artifacts from around the world. Noguchi’s collectibles are part of The Study Collection, now digitized in The Isamu Noguchi Archive. More

Isamu Noguchi at his Long Island City studio, c. 1960s. 06307 ©INFGM / ARS
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DOCOMOMO NY/TRIModern Conversations

Modern Architecture and Climate: Design before Air Conditioning with Daniel A. Barber

This virtual talk will discuss the role of climate and the management of thermal interiors in the development of modern architecture. After a summary of developments in the inter-war work of Le Corbusier in Spain and Irmãos Roberto in Brazil, postwar developments in the the tri-state area will be examined, including the Princeton-based research of Victor and Aladar Olgyay and the House Beautiful/AIA ‘Climate Control’ project. Emphasis will be placed on how knowledge of climate patterns led to a range of innovative design strategies, in both suburban homes and urban skyscrapers. These buildings maintain a potent relevance in light of contemporary challenges for the energy-efficient conservation of modern buildings. More

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LocalLecture

Center of Attention: The Well (Variation on a Tsukubai)

Center of Attention is the Noguchi Museum’s interactive virtual learning program for adults. Each program in the series is dedicated to a single work of art by Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) and offered on two dates. More

Isamu Noguchi, The Well (Variation on a Tsukubai), 1982. Photo: Sara Luckey. ©INFGM / ARS
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Manitoga: iFOREST Sunset Concert

Manitoga's woodland forest comes alive with Pete M. Wyer's iFOREST - an immersive, multi-sensory sound installation. Seating for the concert program is first come first serve on rock ledges and benches with safe social distancing . Please note that the experience does include a moderate hike. Beverages served and the main House will be on view. More

Photo courtesy of Visitmanitoga.org.
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LocalLecture

Center of Attention: The Well (Variation on a Tsukubai)

Center of Attention is the Noguchi Museum’s interactive virtual learning program for adults. Each program in the series is dedicated to a single work of art by Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) and offered on two dates. More

Isamu Noguchi, The Well (Variation on a Tsukubai), 1982. Photo: Sara Luckey. ©INFGM / ARS
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February 12, 2020

Noguchi Museum Dual Exhibition

Isamu Noguchi was profoundly in sync with America’s mid-century obsession with the power of design to shape the modern world. Dual exhibitions from the Noguchi Museum, Composition for Idlewild Airport and The Sculptor and the Ashtray, testify to his interest in making sculpture everywhere out of everything and are now available online. More

Continuing this month

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September 3, 2020

Anni Albers at The Glass House

Pliable Plane is part of a new series presented by the Glass House in which an artist or designer is invited to refashion the house’s interiors with site-responsive textiles. For the first installment of this series—named for a 1957 essay by Anni Albers (1899–1994) about the relationship between textiles and architecture—the Glass House and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation are collaborating to create a new bedspread and window panels based on original works by Anni Albers. More

Continuing this month

LocalExhibition

September 5, 2020

Frank Stella: Paintings, 1960–1973

The Glass House (1948) presents the online exhibit Frank Stella: Paintings, 1960 – 1973 a selection of works by the artist from the Glass House permanent collection. One of America’s most important living artists, Stella has played a significant role in the development of abstraction in the 20th century and has consistently pushed compositional boundaries throughout his career. More

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