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Calendar of Events: January 2017

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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Further AfieldDiscussion and Drinks

One Building, One Brew

DOCOMOMO Philadelphia is hosting the first of its 2017 “One Building, One Brew” series at the 1963 Guild House, one of Robert Venturi’s first major works, along with his Mother’s House. Both are early expressions of Postmodernism. More

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Soane and Mies: In Search of Abstraction

Join Barry Bergdoll, Columbia University’s Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, in discussing an unexpected common thread in the work of architects Sir John Soane and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Their lifetimes separated by a century, Sir John Soane and Mies van der Rohe, might at first seem diametric opposites: the one known for his residence filled with things collected, the complexity of effects and illusions in his House Museum, the other associated with "less is more" and a vocabulary used repeatedly on project after project. More

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October 23, 2016

Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design

The Jewish Museum continues its slew of wonderful design exhibitions, bringing us the first-ever U.S. exhibition on French designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883-1950). The show includes rare pieces from his most famous work, the Maison de Verre in Paris, a collaboration with Bernard Bijvoet and Louis Dalbet, as well as his collaboration with Robert Motherwell on the artist’s home and studio in East Hampton. The exhibition looks at Chareau’s work within the fuller context of his life, including his Jewish heritage, his patronage of the Modern art scene, and his experience living through two World Wars and fleeing to New York to escape Nazi persecution. More

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October 23, 2016

One and One is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers

Influential pioneer of Modernism Josef Albers worked in and taught many disciplines, perhaps the least well-known being his photography, which was discovered after his death in 1976. A highlight of his photography is a set of 70 photocollages that he produced with photos taken during his time at the Bauhaus from 1928 to 1932. The collages represent ideas Albers confronted throughout his life, such as perception, seriality, and the use of handcraft versus mechanical production. MoMA’s recent acquisition of 10 collages, in addition to two previously donated by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, makes it the largest collection of its kind outside the Foundation. More

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October 23, 2016

How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior

In the early 1930s, Alfred J. Barr and Philip Johnson transformed the museum world by establishing the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Architecture and Design and extending the museum’s scope to include architecture, photography, graphic design, furniture, industrial design, and film. Since then, curators have focused on the question “How should we live?” as one of the most vital issues in contemporary design. See how Modernist designers answered that question through this exhibition, which features frequently neglected elements of domestic interiors, exhibition displays, and retail spaces of the 1920s-1950s, More

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