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Calendar of Events: February 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.


LocalExhibition Opening

Modernism At Risk: Modern Solutions For Saving Modern Landmarks

Organized by the World Monuments Fund and sponsored by Knoll, “Modernism at Risk” will explore the critical role designers and architects play in saving endangered Modern buildings, demonstrating that these buildings can be economically and functionally viable and continue to serve as places to live, work, learn, gather and worship.


Photo: Graham Balkany

LocalExhibition Opening

Back on the Map: Revisiting the New York State Pavilion at the 1964/65 World’s Fair

“Back on the Map,” an exhibition that features the design and afterlife of Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion and its main exhibit: a 21,000 square foot rendering of the Texaco Road Map of New York State in terrazzo pavement. More

© Hagan for NY Daily News

Further AfieldExhibition Opening

Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner

The Palm Springs Art Museum presents “Between Earth and Heaven” a comprehensive overview of architecture by John Lautner. In a career spanning six decades, Lautner transformed the experience of shelter, creating dynamic living environments that were never static. More

Photo: Sara Sackner

LocalFilm Screening

"Infinite Space" screening

Join fellow Modern enthusiasts for a screening of “Infinite Space” a new film that traces the lifelong quest of visionary architect John Lautner (1911-1994). 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

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February 1, 2010

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. More