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Calendar of Events: February 2019

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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DOCOMOMO NY/TRILecture

Minoru Yamasaki, Humanist Architecture for a Modernist World

Join us at the Center for Architecture where architectural historian Dale Allen Gyure will discuss the career and life of Minoru Yamasaki, best know as the architect of the World Trade Center. Born to Japanese immigrant parents in Seattle, WA, Minoru Yamasaki (1912–1986) became one of the towering figures of midcentury architecture. More

Minoru Yamasaki, Reynolds Metals Regional Sales Office, 1959, Southfield, MI
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Further AfieldModernism Week

Palm Springs Modernism Week

Modernism Week features more than 350 events celebrating midcentury Modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture in the Palm Springs area. Dates have just been announced and tickets are on sale, but they go fast, so start planning your mid-winter, mid-century snowbird escape now! More

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LocalLecture

Midcentury Modernism: The Harvard Five

Midcentury residential architecture was shaped by architects at the forefront of the Modern Movement in the US, many of whom studied at Harvard and were among the first to design Modern homes on the East coast. William Earls, author of The Harvard Five in New Canaan, will share the highlights, controversies, and lasting impact of five architects. More

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Cubofuturism, Zhivskulptarkh, et al.: Designing Utopia

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is presenting “Art x Architecture: Russian Intersections 1917–37,” a three-part lecture series by Jean-Louis Cohen, the Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. Cohen will chronicle the radical changes that affected Russian art and architecture during the 20 years following the Bolshevik Revolution. Russian art and architecture went through rapid and contradictory phases during this time. Lectures include an exploration of planned utopias, constructivism, and the intersection of Realism and the Avant-Garde. More

Vladimir Tatlin's Monument to the Third International. Thecharnelhouse.org
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Patchwork: The Architecture of Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak

Patchwork: The Architecture of Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak presents the work of one of the most important Polish architects of the 20th Century, Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak (1920-2018). Through models, films, and photographs visitors will learn about Grabowska-Hawrylak’s studies in the 1940s and her involvement in almost all stages of reconstruction and the creation of “new” Wrocław in what will be the first comprehensive presentation of her work outside of Poland. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with Museum of Architecture in Wrocław and curated by Michał Duda and Małgorzata Devosges-Cuber. More

Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak's residential buildings, built between 1963 and 1969, in Wrocław's Grunwaldzki Square, Poland. Photo: Chris Niedenthal.
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Further AfieldExhibition

July 30, 2018

Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project

On August 6, 1945, when the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, President Harry S. Truman publicly revealed the purpose of the sites now known as Oak Ridge, TN; Los Alamos, NM; and Hanford/Richland, WA. Secret Cities examines the innovative design and construction of these sites, built in the early years of the Modern Movement, and traces their precedents in the Bauhaus and other early Modern schools of architectural thought. It looks at daily life within the cities and how it was shaped by their physical form, illuminating the social stratification and segregation that were still evident despite the high-minded principles underlying their design. More

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November 29, 2018

Paul Rudolph: The Hong Kong Journey

To celebrate the centennial of Paul Rudolph’s birth (1918-1997), the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation has organized two exciting exhibitions. Paul Rudolph: The Hong Kong Journey, presented in collaboration with the Center for Architecture, is an exhibition of previously unseen drawings, sketches, and renderings highlighting a fascinating chapter in Paul Rudolph’s dynamic and productive architectural career. Curated by Nora Leung, the exhibition focuses on three significant projects in Hong Kong, one of which, The Bond Center, was built, and provides insight into Rudolph’s process, illuminating his belief that architecture can both excite and exist within the framework of functional requirements. More

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Further AfieldExhibition

December 22, 2018

The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism

This exhibition brings together original sketches and drawings by The Sea Ranch’s designers, along with archival images, contemporary photographs, and a full-scale architectural replica. The environmentally attentive design philosophies explored at The Sea Ranch, along with the now-iconic graphics, resonated globally and continue to influence architecture and design today. More

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LocalExhibition

February 28, 2019

Patchwork: The Architecture of Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak

Patchwork: The Architecture of Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak presents the work of one of the most important Polish architects of the 20th Century, Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak (1920-2018). Through models, films, and photographs visitors will learn about Grabowska-Hawrylak’s studies in the 1940s and her involvement in almost all stages of reconstruction and the creation of “new” Wrocław in what will be the first comprehensive presentation of her work outside of Poland. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with Museum of Architecture in Wrocław and curated by Michał Duda and Małgorzata Devosges-Cuber. More

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