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Calendar of Events: December 2009

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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LocalConcert

Music at the Bauhaus

Event in conjunction with the exhibition: Bauhaus 1919–1933 Workshops for Modernity
The interdisciplinary innovations in design, movement, and performance that were characteristic of the Bauhaus had a great impact on the era's musical vanguard. More

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LocalPanel Discussion

Preserving 20th-Century Modernism

Event in conjunction with the exhibition: Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future
The Museum of the City of New York has organized a panel discussion to bring to light the challenges behind preserving Saarinen's masterpieces and those of other Modern architects. More

Photo: John Arbuckle
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LocalGallery Tour

Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future Gallery Tour

Join curator Donald Albrecht for a tour of "Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future," the first retrospective of this architect's career. More

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LocalExhibition

June 25, 2009

Kahn's Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

To increase public awareness of and involvement with the realization of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island, the associated non-profit corporation of the same name has organized an exhibition showcasing the history of the park as well as the history of President Roosevelt and park architect Louis I. Kahn. More

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Further AfieldExhibition

October 2, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo Venture: From the Larkin Building to Broadacre City

This exhibition of over 130 objects at SUNY University at Buffalo investigates the unique set of circumstances that came together in the early part of the 20th century to establish Buffalo as an important locus for Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural activities. More

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LocalExhibition

October 6, 2009

Context/Contrast: New Architecture in Historic Districts, 1967–2009

Focusing on five historic districts in three boroughs-Brooklyn Heights, the Upper East Side, South Street Seaport, SoHo and Douglaston (Queens)-"Context/Contrast" illustrates the distinctly different building types and landscapes that can define districts as historic and compel us to consider how they should or should not change. More

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Further AfieldExhibition

November 6, 2009

Marvels of Modernism: An Original Photography Exhibit

Featuring 12 Modern at-risk landscapes ranging from urban civic spaces like Boston City Hall Plaza to large-scale environmental art Earthworks in Kent, Washington, "Marvels of Modernism" depicts how photographers' choices both shape and are shaped by the landscapes themselves. More

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November 8, 2009

Opening: Bauhaus 1919–1933

This survey is the Museum of Modern Art's first major exhibition since 1938 on the famous and influential school of avant-garde art. Founded in 1919 and shut down by the Nazis in 1933, the Bauhaus brought together artists, architects and designers in an extraordinary conversation about the nature of art in the age of technology. More

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LocalExhibition

November 10, 2009

Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future

The first retrospective of Saarinen's prolific and unorthodox career—"Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future"—makes it to New York. From the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport to the Pedestal Chair for Knoll Associates, Saarinen created potent expressions of American identity after World War II. More

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