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Calendar of Events: March 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.



The Neutra VDL Research Compound

The HP: InQuiry Lecture Series at Columbia University presents Raymond Neutra who will speak about the Neutra VDL Compound in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles. More

©2006 Archives-Special Collections, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and J. Paul Getty Trust

LocalFilm Screening

1939: I Have Seen the Future

Event in conjunction with the exhibition “Westport Modern: When Cool was Hot”
Premiere screening of Connecticut filmmaker Lisa Seidenberg’s documentary about the 1939 New York World’s Fair. More



Arcadia/Suburbia: Architecture on Long Island Exhibit & House Tour

Please join us for a DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State members only tour of Modern houses on Long Island and the recently opened exhibition: “Arcadia/Suburbia: Architecture on Long Island, 1930–2010."


Ezra Stoller ©


Exhibition of art commissioned for Percival Goodman-designed synagogue

The Jewish Museum presents “Modern Art, Sacred Space: Motherwell, Ferber and Gottlieb” featuring artwork commissioned for architect Percival Goodman’s thoroughly modern 1951 Congregation B’nai Israel Synagogue in Millburn, NJ. More


LocalExhibition Opening

José Oubrerie, last living protégé of Le Corbusier

The Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York is showcasing two of the best-known works of noted French architect and author José Oubrerie: the Church of St. Pierre in Firminy, France, and the Miller House in Lexington, KY. More

Courtesy: CCNY

LocalPanel Discussions

Modernism by Choice: The Economy, Politics, and Sustainability of Preservation

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Modernism at Risk”
Two panel discussions will cover six real life case studies of Modern buildings from across the country that have faced or are now facing transition to new sustainable uses. More


LocalPanel Discussion

Victor Civkin: Rediscovered

Event in conjunction with the exhibition “Westport Modern: When Cool was Hot”
A panel discussion on the career of Victor Civkin featuring Rena and Carla Schine, Civkin’s daughter and granddaughter, and Mark Halstead, architect. More



Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen on Alvar Aalto

At the Paul Rudolph Foundation's Salon Series this month Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen will discuss Alvar Aalto’s role in defining Finnish design and the country’s national identity.  More



Della Valle on 23 Beekman Place at the Paul Rudolph Foundation

Jared Della Valle to speak at the Paul Rudolph Foundation’s salon series focusing on architects who have done contemporary interventions on Modern works. More

Continuing this month


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

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Further AfieldExhibition

March 1, 2010

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

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March 1, 2010

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. More