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Calendar of Events: January 2010

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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Arcadia/Suburbia: The Modern House on Long Island 1930–2010

Bringing to light the impressive architectural history of Long Island over the past 80 years, "Arcadia-Suburbia: Architecture on Long Island 1930–2010" underscores the role that Long Island played in the broader development of Modernism and Post-Modernism in the U.S. as it was transformed from a largely agrarian economy mixed with leisure to one centered on suburban living. More

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An Inside Look: Saarinen Building Tour

Join us for this rare opportunity to tour two of Eero Saarinen’s most iconic sites: the TWA Flight Center (1962) at JFK Airport, Saarinen’s most famous building in New York, which has been closed since 2001, and the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center (1961) in Yorktown Heights, NY. More

Photo: Ezra Stoller ©

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Louis I. Kahn: Beyond Time and Style: A Life in Architecture

The Paul Rudolph Foundation will be hosting Carter Wiseman, author of Louis I. Kahn: Beyond Time and Style: A Life in Architecture at its next salon series talk.




Architecture After Las Vegas

This is a three day event, January 21-23

Yale School of Architecture has organized a three-day closing symposium, entitled “Architecture After Las Vegas,” at which Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown will deliver a public lecture.


courtesy: Yale School of Architecture


Before and After 1933: The International Legacy of the Bauhaus

MoMA will be hosting a one-day symposium where a dozen scholars offer new perspectives on aspects of the international legacy of the Bauhaus after 1933 through individual presentations and conversations. More



Living in a Glass House: Preservation of Pierre Chareau's Maison de Verre

Robert Rubin will be giving a talk at the Center for Architecture about his experiences restoring one of Paris’s most celebrated early Modern landmarks, the Maison de Verre, designed by Pierre Chareau in 1932. More

Photo: Francois Halard


Saarinen @ 100 Closing Symposium

A two-day program, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Eero Saarinen's birth, will explore the architect's contemporary relevance by discussing his legacy and relationship to the media. More

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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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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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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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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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January 1, 2010

What We Learned: The Yale Las Vegas Studio and the Work of Venturi Scott Brown & Associates

Combining two independently organized exhibitions that feature the teaching, research, and design work of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, "What We Learned" offers an exhaustive reflection on the duo’s theoretical and design oeuvre. More

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January 24, 2010

Westport Modern: When Cool Was Hot

More on Westport, CT. The New York Times published an article in its real estate section last week about the mid-century Modern homes of Westport and the current exhibition at the Westport Historical Society. More