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Calendar of Events: February 2020

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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Making Connections: Harvey Probber Furniture, 1945–1985

Celebrating the diverse connections as integral to his story, New York School of Interior Design’s upcoming exhibit, Making Connections: Harvey Probber Furniture, 1945–1985 will paint a broader picture of a man whose influence on design, and on the furniture industry, has never been fully appreciated. It will feature period examples of his best-known furniture pieces, including his groundbreaking modular seating units and distinctive seating and storage furniture in rich woods and luxurious fabrics, along with original sketches and renderings, vintage photographs, catalogs, and ephemera from the Harvey Probber Design Archive. More

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Reglazing Modernism: Intervention Strategies for the Renewal of 20th-Century Icons

Join AIA NY Historic Buildings Committee and DOCOMOMO US/NY Tri-State for a talk by Angel Ayón co-author of Reglazing Modernism—Intervention Strategies for 20th-Century Icons. Reglazing Modernism —Intervention Strategies for 20th-Century Icons by Angel Ayón, Uta Pottgiesser and Nathaniel Richards (Birkhäuser, 2019) presents 20 international case studies of culturally-significant Modern buildings in the US and Europe where the original steel frame window walls, curtain walls or ribbon windows have been intervened according to different criteria and with varying outcomes. The case studies presented are organized according to three main intervention categories: Restoration, Rehabilitation and Replacement. These categories are expanded into further intervention strategies that portray a wide range of reglazing options. Each case study is presented through a combination of historical analysis, technical evaluations and compelling graphics. More

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January 24, 2020

Nivola in New York : Figure in Field

The Cooper Union’s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and the Costantino Nivola Foundation present Nivola in New York: Figure in Field, an exhibition of the work of Italian sculptor Costantino Nivola (1911–1988), known for his large-scale bas-reliefs, murals, and free-standing sculptural installations created in collaboration with architects. On view in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, the exhibition is the first-ever to tell the story of Nivola’s built New York City projects through maquettes and sculptures, original drawings, site-specific photographs, and related ephemera. The exhibition also features a timeline outlining 58 projects that Nivola made in collaboration with architects over approximately 40 years. In addition to the exhibition, The Cooper Union will present a variety of related programming including a panel on the role of public art, as well as off-site educational workshops and tours of Nivola’s work throughout the city. More

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January 29, 2020

Frank Lloyd Wright Textiles: The Taliesin Line, 1955–60

This installation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the book and nine examples of the fabric it introduced, all from the original line produced by F. Schumacher and Co. In addition to the textiles that reflect the signature Frank Lloyd Wright aesthetic, the installation also includes two examples of Wright-designed wooden vases that were made in a very limited number and never reached the open market, and a 1954 photograph of the architect by Yosuf Karsh. More

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January 30, 2020

Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master

Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master will feature information graphics, books, advertising, posters, ephemera, and magazine layouts for diverse clients. Many works on view will be drawn from a trove of more than 500 pieces documenting Bayer’s career in the U.S., recently acquired to the Cooper Hewitt collection through a gift from the Taub Foundation. Key works from the Bauhaus period are on loan from the collection of Merrill C. Berman. More

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February 21, 2020

Making Connections: Harvey Probber Furniture, 1945–1985

Celebrating the diverse connections as integral to his story, New York School of Interior Design’s upcoming exhibit, Making Connections: Harvey Probber Furniture, 1945–1985 will paint a broader picture of a man whose influence on design, and on the furniture industry, has never been fully appreciated. It will feature period examples of his best-known furniture pieces, including his groundbreaking modular seating units and distinctive seating and storage furniture in rich woods and luxurious fabrics, along with original sketches and renderings, vintage photographs, catalogs, and ephemera from the Harvey Probber Design Archive. More

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