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Calendar of Events: August 2013

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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LocalWalking Tour

Sasaki Garden in Washington Square Village

The 1.5-acre Hideo Sasaki-designed garden at Washington Square Village was completed in 1959 as an integral part of the Modernist apartment complex designed by S.J. Kessler and Sons with Paul Lester Weiner (1957–1960). The garden was an early project of the landscape architecture firm Sasaki, Walker and Associates and is one of the few examples in New York City of expansive open space extremely well integrated with a postwar housing project and one of the few from the period to survive. Join GVSHP for a summer walking tour of the hidden garden. More

Sasaki Garden, Washington Square Village. Photo: GVSHP
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LocalInstallation and Exhibition

James Turrell lights up the Guggenheim

James Turrell’s first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist’s groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site specificity in his practice. At its core is Aten Reign (2013), a major new project that recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light. More

Photo by David Heald. Courtesy of Guggenheim
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Further AfieldExhibition

May 25, 2013

A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living

If your summer plans include a visit to L.A., then you’ll want to add this exhibition to your itinerary. “A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living” is the first major museum retrospective of the Los Angeles-based architect’s work and pays special attention to the unique collaborative nature of his practice. The exhibition is presented as part of the larger Getty-sponsored initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. More

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LocalExhibition

June 9, 2013

A Snapshot of Mid-Century Architecture in New Canaan

Pedro E. Guerrero is best known as Frank Lloyd Wright’s official photographer, but he also documented work by many of the most iconic mid-century architects. A long-time New Canaan resident, Guerrero photographed houses by Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson, and Edward Durell Stone, among others. A collection of his work will be on display in the New Canaan Historical Society’s new exhibit, “Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life.” More

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LocalExhibition

June 15, 2013

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes

This summer MoMA will present its first major exhibition on the work of Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, 1887–1965), encompassing his work as an architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and photographer. Conceived by guest curator Jean-Louis Cohen, the exhibition reveals the ways in which Le Corbusier observed and imagined landscapes throughout his career, using all the artistic techniques at his disposal, from his early watercolors of Italy, Greece, and Turkey, to his sketches of India, and from the photographs of his formative journeys to the models of his large-scale projects. His paintings and drawings also incorporate many views of sites and cities. All of these dimensions are present in the largest exhibition ever produced in New York of his prodigious oeuvre. More

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LocalInstallation and Exhibition

July 15, 2013

James Turrell lights up the Guggenheim

James Turrell’s first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist’s groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site specificity in his practice. At its core is Aten Reign (2013), a major new project that recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light. More

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