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Calendar of Events: December 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.



Special Access Tour at The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright's Temple of Spirit

Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of The Guggenheim Museum. Led by one of the museum's Gallery Educators, this unique architectural-focused experience will include the history of The Guggenheim, an in-depth look at the masterful architectural elements hiding in plain sight, and a discussion of the three-year restoration/expansion project in 1990 that added an eight-story tower to the museum and additional gallery space. More

The rotunda of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Photo by Marissa Marvelli


Eternal Bauhaus: Myths, Legends, and Contributions of the Bauhaus on its 100th Birthday

The Center for Italian Modern Art hosts this lecture by Barry Bergdoll who will look at the difficult task of distinguishing the Bauhaus as school, from the Bauhaus as a propaganda machine. Already a force during its lifetime, the Bauhaus only grew after its demise, as its legacy got caught up in the politics of World War II and then the Cold War. The talk will also examine the question: to what extent has the opening of two new museums and hundreds of exhibitions in this centennial year of the Bauhaus contributed to a deeper understanding or reinforcement of myths forged through exhibitions for nearly a century? More



Celebrating George McAneny’s New York

In conjunction with Friends of George McAneny, and in honor of his 150th Birthday, join the Municipal Art Society for a tour celebrating the life and legacy of George McAneny (1869–1953), the foremost planner and preservationist of his generation, who served as President of the Municipal Art Society, and was honored as “a friend beyond compare” to the City of New York. In addition to his role at MAS, McAneny held a wide variety of municipal offices, including Manhattan Borough President, President of the Board of Alderman, and President of the City Club. He was the first head of the Transit Commission, and first head of the Regional Plan Association, and founded the National Trust for Historic Preservation. More

George McAneny. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, The World's Work.