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Calendar of Events: June 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.


Further AfieldNational Symposium

DOCOMOMO US National Symposium—Modernism on the Prairie

June 4–7.  DOCOMOMO US and DOCOMOMO US/Minnesota will host the third annual DOCOMOMO US National Symposium—"Modernism on the Prairie: Rural to Metro Regional Interpretations of the Modern Movement." The three and a half day symposium will include a multifaceted schedule of events including presentations by leading minds in the fields of architecture and preservation on the current issues facing modern architecture and cultural heritage preservation. More


LocalAnnual Party

The Summer Party at the Glass House

Save June 13 for another installment of the popular Summer Party at the Phillip Johnson Glass House. More



E1027: Design for Living

Architect-designer Eileen Gray and architect-critic Jean Badovici were partners in both work and life. Together, they explored how to put Modern design and architecture into words. While they didn’t always see eye to eye, through their conversations they were able to discern ways to work together to create their shared vision—a Modernist villa by the sea in the south of France, which they named E1027. More


LocalPanel Talk

Saving Place: Late Modern/Post Modern Architecture, the New Frontier

This panel will explore the complexity of, and controversies over, potential Late Modern and Post Modern landmarks, as well as evolving concepts about the presentation and interpretation of history and context in urban architecture. As buildings, landscapes, and interiors from these eras become eligible for landmarks protection, what will be the response? More

Sony Tower, formerly the AT&T Building, by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, 1984. Photo by © David Shankbone.
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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 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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April 21, 2015

Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks

Many believe New York’s pioneering Landmarks Law, enacted in April 1965, was the key factor in the rebirth of New York in the final quarter of the 20th century. "Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks," the Museum of the City of New York’s recently opened exhibition, explores the roots and history of the landmark preservation movement in the city while making the case that today old buildings contribute to vibrant neighborhoods and to the city’s economic growth. More

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Further AfieldPhotography - Call for Submissions

April 27, 2015

Pennsylvania Modern Architecture Juried Photo Exhibit

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is hosting a juried photo exhibit at The State Museum focusing on Pennsylvania’s wide variety of Modern architecture. Deadline for entries June 30. More

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May 1, 2015

Michael Biondo’s New Canaan photographs on view at the Gores Pavilion

Get an updated perspective on New Canaan Modernism. Photographs by Michael Biondo for the book Midcentury Houses Today can be seen in an exhibition at the Gores Pavilion. The book documents how New Canaan Modern houses have evolved to meet changing circumstances in the decades since their construction. More

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May 20, 2015

Manitoga presents: Sanctuary, an installation of aquatic architecture

Manitoga, the house, studio and woodland garden of mid-century designer Russel Wright in Garrison, NY, is featuring an installation of aquatic architecture by resident artist Stephen Talasnik. More

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May 20, 2015

Exhibit documents Hans Hofmann murals integral to New York City Modern buildings

Large mosaic murals adorning two of Manhattan's important mid-century Modern buildings are now featured in an exhibition at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT. Entitled "Walls of Color: the Murals of Hans Hofmann," the show documents the pioneering abstract expressionist's bold contributions to the office building at 711 Third Avenue, 1956, by architect William Lescaze, and the High School of Printing (now High School of Graphic Arts Communication), 1959, on West 49th Street, by Kelly & Gruzen. More

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June 21, 2015

Two glass houses, side by side

A new photo exhibition, currently on view in the lobby of the Four Seasons Restaurant, juxtaposes two trailblazing mid-century houses—the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, CT, and Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House in Plano, IL. More