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Calendar of Events: September 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.



Just Do It: Documentaries and Documenting Modern Architecture and Engineering

The Skyscraper Museum hosts an expert panel that includes both the makers and subjects of films and videos that will discuss the value of documenting stories of modern architecture and engineering. The program will feature a discussion, illustrated by excerpts from several documentaries. Speakers include Leslie E. Robertson, James Sanders, Annice Alt, and Carol Willis. Richard Roth will join the discussion via Skype. More



Midtown Modern POPS!

Visit a variety of Privately Owned Public Spaces in Midtown Manhattan—both exterior and interior, some famous and others less familiar, dating from the 1950s to the present. More



Manitoga Russel Wright Collector’s Tour

A late afternoon tour of the house, studio and woodland garden with a special focus on Russel Wright's iconic designs for the American table and how this work relates to the architecture and landscape of Manitoga. More

Morgantown Glassware. Photo courtesy of


1939 & 1964 World’s Fairs

Municipal Art Society guide Lloyd Trufelman leads this walk throughout Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, site of the 1939 and 1964 New York World’s Fairs. More

Photo © Jeff Bachner


Wall Street Modern: The New Look of an Old Neighborhood

John Arbuckle, DOCOMOMO New York Tri-State President, leads this Municipal Art Society tour highlighting Modern architecture and public art in the Financial District created from the 1960s through the 1980s. More

140 Broadway (Gordon Bunshaft/SOM, 1967) with Isamu Noguchi sculpture, "Cube." photo: Jan Martin


More Mad Men Modern: Touring Norwalk’s Contemporary Architecture

More Mad Men Modern is the ninth annual Living History Tour conducted by the Norwalk Preservation Trust. The tour will give participants an inside look at the Modernist movement in Norwalk, CT. More

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June 25, 2019

Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx

Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) was a force of nature in Brazil—through his bold landscapes, vibrant art, and passionate commitment to plant conservation. Observe his artistic energy and love of plants during the New York Botanical Garden’s exhibition of lush gardens; paintings, drawings, and textiles; and the sights and sounds of Brazil that inspired his life and work. More