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Calendar of Events: January 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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Nivola in New York : Figure in Field

The Cooper Union’s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and the Costantino Nivola Foundation present Nivola in New York: Figure in Field, an exhibition of the work of Italian sculptor Costantino Nivola (1911–1988), known for his large-scale bas-reliefs, murals, and free-standing sculptural installations created in collaboration with architects. On view in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, the exhibition is the first-ever to tell the story of Nivola’s built New York City projects through maquettes and sculptures, original drawings, site-specific photographs, and related ephemera. The exhibition also features a timeline outlining 58 projects that Nivola made in collaboration with architects over approximately 40 years. In addition to the exhibition, The Cooper Union will present a variety of related programming including a panel on the role of public art, as well as off-site educational workshops and tours of Nivola’s work throughout the city. More

Raymond Loewy House, 1025 5th Avenue. Photo by Norman Oberferst, courtesy of Cooper.edu
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Frank Lloyd Wright Textiles: The Taliesin Line, 1955–60

This installation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the book and nine examples of the fabric it introduced, all from the original line produced by F. Schumacher and Co. In addition to the textiles that reflect the signature Frank Lloyd Wright aesthetic, the installation also includes two examples of Wright-designed wooden vases that were made in a very limited number and never reached the open market, and a 1954 photograph of the architect by Yosuf Karsh. More

Frank Lloyd Wright (American, Richland Center, Wisconsin 1867–1959 Phoenix, Arizona ca. 1955, Gift of Minic Custom Woodwork, Inc. New York, 1983. 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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January 24, 2020

Nivola in New York : Figure in Field

The Cooper Union’s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and the Costantino Nivola Foundation present Nivola in New York: Figure in Field, an exhibition of the work of Italian sculptor Costantino Nivola (1911–1988), known for his large-scale bas-reliefs, murals, and free-standing sculptural installations created in collaboration with architects. On view in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, the exhibition is the first-ever to tell the story of Nivola’s built New York City projects through maquettes and sculptures, original drawings, site-specific photographs, and related ephemera. The exhibition also features a timeline outlining 58 projects that Nivola made in collaboration with architects over approximately 40 years. In addition to the exhibition, The Cooper Union will present a variety of related programming including a panel on the role of public art, as well as off-site educational workshops and tours of Nivola’s work throughout the city. More

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January 29, 2020

Frank Lloyd Wright Textiles: The Taliesin Line, 1955–60

This installation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the book and nine examples of the fabric it introduced, all from the original line produced by F. Schumacher and Co. In addition to the textiles that reflect the signature Frank Lloyd Wright aesthetic, the installation also includes two examples of Wright-designed wooden vases that were made in a very limited number and never reached the open market, and a 1954 photograph of the architect by Yosuf Karsh. More

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January 30, 2020

Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master

Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master will feature information graphics, books, advertising, posters, ephemera, and magazine layouts for diverse clients. Many works on view will be drawn from a trove of more than 500 pieces documenting Bayer’s career in the U.S., recently acquired to the Cooper Hewitt collection through a gift from the Taub Foundation. Key works from the Bauhaus period are on loan from the collection of Merrill C. Berman. More

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