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Calendar of Events: April 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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LocalTour

The Unitarian Church: Still Cool at 50

Event in conjunction with the exhibition “Westport Modern: When Cool was Hot”
A special tour of an award-winning building designed by nationally-acclaimed architect Victor Lundy. More

photo: K. Randall
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Further AfieldConference

DOCOMOMO International Seminar: The Factory, the Paradigm of Modernity. April 14-17

The focus of the DOCOMOMO International Specialist Committee on Registers (ISC/R) seminar is the influence of technology, as manifested in the factory, on the emergence of Modern Movement architecture. More

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LocalLecture

Modernist Manifestos on the Dunes

Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center continues its “NYC Design” lecture and cocktail series with an evening at the Museum of the City of New York highlighting Cape Cod Modern. More

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LocalTalk

An Evening with Vladimir Kagan

Architect and designer Vladimir Kagan has been on the vanguard of American design since the 1940s. More

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LocalPanel Discussion

Modern Icons: The United Nations Capital Master Plan

A long-awaited presentation of the $1.9 billion United Nations Capital Master Plan will address complex issues of architecture, curtain wall design and technology, building systems, and landscaping. More

photo: K. Randall
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LocalLecture

Classic Mid-Century Furnishings, Still Hot

Event in conjunction with the exhibition “Westport Modern: When Cool was Hot”
Jane Swergold, an expert in this field, takes a fascinating look at the evolution of furniture from the 1930s to the 1960s. More

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LocalLecture

A Necessary Ruin: The Story of Buckminster Fuller and the Union Tank Car Dome

The Center for Architecture is hosting a film screening as the last event related to its “Modernism at Risk” exhibition. More

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LocalExhibition

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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LocalExhibition

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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LocalExhibition

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

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LocalExhibition

April 1, 2010

Exhibition of art commissioned for Percival Goodman-designed synagogue

Through August 1 - 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

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