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Calendar of Events: June 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.


LocalOpen House

Open House at Paul Rudolph's House

If you haven’t been to the Rudolph House on E. 58th Street, put the Rudolph Foundation’s next open house on your calendar. More



Mountain Laurel Festival at Manitoga/The Russel Wright Center

Manitoga/The Russell Wright Center is holding its annual Laurel Festival, a block party at Dragon Rock celebrating the blooming of the mountain laurel. More

Courtesy: Manitoga/The Russel Wright Center


Preparing a National Register nomination with Kathy Howe

Learn the ropes of how to prepare National Register nomination submissions at the Historic District Council’s Monday Morning Coffee Talk series More


LocalCommunity Forum

NYU presents its plan for new tower at Silver Towers

Community Board 2 invites you to a public forum on New York University's proposed 40-story tower on the landmarked Silver Towers site. NYU representatives will present the proposed tower. More

photo: K. Randall


Architect Gunnar Birkerts to present his work at Paul Rudolph Foundation

The Paul Rudolph Foundation hosts Gunnar Birkerts who will lead a discussion about his life and work. Birkerts worked first with Eero Saarinen in his now-legendary office in Bloomfield Hills, MI, and later was chief designer for Minoru Yamasaki. More

courtesy HABS, US Dept of the Interior

Further AfieldSymposium - Vermont

Modernist Architecture Comes of Age: Preservation Meets Sustainability

The University of Vermont and the State of Vermont Division for Historic Preservation have organized a day-long symposium exploring the preservation of historic modernist buildings and how to rehabilitate them to be sustainable and functional in the 21st century. More


Further AfieldPanel Discussion - Boston

Boston Modern: The Spirit of Reinvention

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is hosting an event celebrating the history and debating the future of the Boston area’s Modern and recent past architecture. More

Continuing this month


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

Continuing this month


May 9, 2010

The Glass House, a new off-Broadway play

A new play explores the classic struggle of ambition, love and betrayal with the Glass House and the Farnsworth House at the center of the drama. More