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Calendar of Events: March 2015

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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Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand

Currently on view at the Museum of the City of New York, “Everything Is Design: The Work of Paul Rand” features more than 150 advertisements, posters, corporate brochures, and books by this master of American design. It was Rand who most creatively brought European avant-garde art movements such as Cubism and Constructivism to graphic design in the United States. More

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Lina Bo Bardi: Visionary Architect Part I

The first of two evening panel discussions celebrating the 100th birthday of Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi, whose contributions to Brazilian architecture, art, and design have echoed through several generations and into current culture. More

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Lina Bo Bardi: Visionary Architect Part II

The second of two evening panel discussions celebrating the 100th birthday of Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi, whose contributions to Brazilian architecture, art, and design have echoed through several generations and into current culture. Few people understood genuine Brazilian culture like she did. More

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The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley

Dan Kiley (1912-2004) worked with equally significant architects, including Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, and I.M. Pei, to create internationally-acknowledged Modernist icons. His design legacy is substantial, influential, and, like the broad swath of our Modernist-designed landscape legacy, ephemeral. The exhibition honors Kiley and his legacy and calls attention to the need for informed and effective stewardship of his work—and by extension Modernist landscape design. More

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LocalBook Talk & Signing

Annice Alt speaks on Boak & Paris/Boak & Raad: New York Architects

Russell Boak and Hyman Paris left the Emery Roth firm in the late 1920s to launch Boak & Paris. The firm survived the depression years intact, reformed as Boak & Raad after the war and continued a prolific practice designing over 75 apartment buildings in and around the city before the seventies arrived. Annice Alt, who has extensively researched the firm’s full body of work and authored a book on the subject will speak about the firm and its work. More

The Westmore, 333 W. 57th Street, NY, Boak & Paris, 1940. Photo: wikimapia/ cityrealty.com
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February 11, 2015

Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940–1978

"Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940–1978" examines how design, one of the most innovative chapters in the history of Latin American modernism, transformed the domestic landscape in a period marked by major stylistic developments and social political changes. Sheltered from the overall destruction and disarray of World War II, many Latin American countries (specifically Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela) entered an expansive period of economic growth in the late 1940s through the 1950s, which resulted in the modernization of major cities. More

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February 13, 2015

Prague Functionalism: Tradition and Contemporary Echoes

Though Prague is most famous for its Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings, the interwar years turned the city into an important center of Modern architecture, comparable with the Bauhaus in Germany and the Dutch De Stijl. The architectural avant-garde, increasingly supported by the middle class, designed a broad range of structures in the 1920s and 1930s, from tenement and family houses, to administrative buildings, schools, and even churches. More

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February 23, 2015

Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand

Currently on view at the Museum of the City of New York, “Everything Is Design: The Work of Paul Rand” features more than 150 advertisements, posters, corporate brochures, and books by this master of American design. It was Rand who most creatively brought European avant-garde art movements such as Cubism and Constructivism to graphic design in the United States. More

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March 3, 2015

The Halprin Workshops, 1966–1971

In the late 1960s and early 1970s American landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and avant-garde dance pioneer Anna Halprin organized a series of experimental, cross-disciplinary workshops in Northern California. The workshops brought together dancers, architects, environmental designers, and artists in a process designed to facilitate collaboration and group creativity through new approaches to environmental awareness. More

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March 26, 2015

The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley

Dan Kiley (1912-2004) worked with equally significant architects, including Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, and I.M. Pei, to create internationally-acknowledged Modernist icons. His design legacy is substantial, influential, and, like the broad swath of our Modernist-designed landscape legacy, ephemeral. The exhibition honors Kiley and his legacy and calls attention to the need for informed and effective stewardship of his work—and by extension Modernist landscape design. More

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March 29, 2015

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980

In 1955 MoMA staged "Latin American Architecture since 1945," a landmark survey of modern architecture in Latin America. On the 60th anniversary of that important show, the Museum returns to the region to offer a complex overview of the positions, debates, and architectural creativity from Mexico and Cuba to the Southern Cone between 1955 and the early 1980s. More

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March 30, 2015

A Home for Art: Edward Larrabee Barnes and the KMA

This exhibition offers an overview of Edward Larrabee Barnes’ career and role in Modern architecture, including a close look at the many Westchester homes he designed. With an architectural practice based in Manhattan, Barnes raised his family in Mt. Kisco, and the story of Barnes’ relationship to the Katonah Museum of Art crosses the worlds of business, art, and family life. More

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