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Calendar of Events: May 2018

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.



Iconic Houses Conference: Modernism on the East Coast – Philip Johnson and the Harvard Five

All those who share a passion for 20th-century residential masterpieces are invited to take part in the 5th International Iconic Houses Conference, taking place in Norwalk, CT. The conference, featuring lectures, receptions, and house tours, will retrace the surge in Modernism as it arrived on the East Coast of the U.S.—particularly by the Harvard Five architects of New Canaan, influences and emigres from Europe, and more. More

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November 21, 2017

Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York

Until the 1960s, most public art in New York City was limited to war memorials, civic-minded murals, or relief sculpture embodying universal values like “fraternity” or “wisdom.” But the late 1960s brought a new era that embraced the individual artist’s voice and vision in the public realm. In the years since, hundreds of innovative art works, both permanent and temporary, have been installed in the public spaces of New York. Presented to mark the 40th anniversary of the pioneering Public Art Fund, More

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March 22, 2018

The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830–1930

Over the course of a century, rapid urban growth, sociopolitical upheavals, and cultural transitions reshaped the architectural landscapes of major cities in Latin America. Focusing on six capitals - Buenos Aires, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago de Chile - The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830–1930, presents the colonial city as a terrain shaped by Iberian urban regulations, and the republican city as an arena of negotiation of previously imposed and newly imported models, which were later challenged by waves of indigenous revivals. More