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Calendar of Events: September 2012

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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DOCOMOMO NY/TRITour

Kevin Roche at the Met - Tour with Morrison H. Heckscher

Please join DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State for a special tour of the highlights of over four decades of work by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates (KRJDA) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art led by Morrison H. Heckscher, Director of the American Wing. More

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Temple of Dendur in Sackler Wing, 1979. photo: courtesy KRJDA.
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LocalVolunteer Day

Manitoga Volunteer Landscape Day: Restoration of Four Corners

Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center is hosting a volunteer work day focusing on “Four Corners,” and important intersection of paths at Wright’s 75-acre woodland garden. Many of the features in this area have been obscured by fallen trees and invasive plants. The goal is to restore Russel Wright’s original design intent to this beautiful spot. More

Russel Wright on Manitoga path, ca 1970s. photo: Manitoga, Inc. photo archives
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DOCOMOMO NY/TRIModern Conversations Series

Caroline Rob Zaleski: Long Island Modernism 1930–1980

We are pleased to announce the addition of Caroline Rob Zaleski to our Modern Conversations roster. Zaleski will present her new book Long Island Modernism 1930–1980 on September 19. At the forefront of 20th-century suburbanization, Long Island’s Suffolk and Nassau counties were a hotbed of Modern architecture and town planning. More

Continuing this month

LocalExhibition

July 27, 2012

A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian House and Pavilion

On October 22, 1953, “Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright” opened in New York on the site where the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum would eventually be built. Two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings were constructed specifically to house the exhibition: a temporary pavilion made of glass, fiberboard and pipe columns; and a 1,700-square-foot, fully furnished, two-bedroom, model Usonian house representing Wright’s organic solution for modest, middle-class dwellings. More

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