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Calendar of Events: April 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.



Sixth Avenue Modern Architecture: 20th-Century Architecture in the Heart Midtown

This tour, organized by the Municipal Art Society, will examine the avenue’s post-war architecture including: the iconic XYZ buildings, designed by Harrison, Abramovitz & Harris, featured on the cover of “Delirious New York” by Rem Koolhaas; Eero Saarinen’s (1910–1961) CBS Building (1964); the Time & Life Building (1958); several works of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; and numerous towers designed by Emery Roth & Sons. 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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February 21, 2020

Making Connections: Harvey Probber Furniture, 1945–1985

Celebrating the diverse connections as integral to his story, New York School of Interior Design’s upcoming exhibit, Making Connections: Harvey Probber Furniture, 1945–1985 will paint a broader picture of a man whose influence on design, and on the furniture industry, has never been fully appreciated. It will feature period examples of his best-known furniture pieces, including his groundbreaking modular seating units and distinctive seating and storage furniture in rich woods and luxurious fabrics, along with original sketches and renderings, vintage photographs, catalogs, and ephemera from the Harvey Probber Design Archive. More