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Calendar of Events: March 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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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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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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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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Further AfieldAdvocacy Week

March 12, 2019

National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week

Preservation Action and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers announced registration for National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week 2019. Each year this program brings over 250 preservationists to Washington, DC to promote sound preservation policies and programs. This year’s event will include advocacy training, policy briefings and update sessions, as well as visits to Capitol Hill and a congressional reception hosted by Preservation Action. More

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Further AfieldConference

March 13, 2019

Preserving the Recent Past 3

Preserving the Recent Past 3, will offer a national forum to share the latest strategies for identifying, protecting, and conserving significant structures and sites from the postwar era. The program includes three tracks: advocacy challenges and preservation strategies, history and context, and technical conservation issues and solutions for postwar resources. This year’s conference will be held at the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California with a closing session and reception at the Getty Conservation Institute. Full and half-day tours will provide participants the opportunity to visit important “recent past” sites in and around Los Angeles. More