Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr and Philip Johnson
June 13, 2016
If you missed our excellent Modern Conversation in February, the same panel of speakers will be together again for an AIA New York Oculus Book Talk to discuss the recently released book, Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson (Monacelli Press). Barr, an art historian who was the founding director of the Museum of Modern Art, and Johnson, the first director of its architecture department, were seminal figures in the introduction and success of Modern architecture and design in America. Barr and Johnson also transformed the museum world by extending MoMA’s scope beyond painting and sculpture to include architecture, photography, graphic design, furniture, industrial design, and film. In light of the recent (untrue) rumors of MoMA shuttering its architecture and design galleries, the topic seems especially timely.
Suzanne Stephens, a Deputy Editor of Architectural Record, has been a writer, editor, and critic in the field of architecture for several decades.
David A. Hanks is Curator of the Stewart Program for Modern Design in Montreal, was formerly curator at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and has published several books on decorative arts.
Barry Bergdoll is Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History at Columbia University and was the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art from 2007 to 2013.
Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of the City of New York, has curated numerous architecture and design exhibitions and edited and contributed to a wide variety of publications.
Juliet Kinchin, Curator of Modern Design at the Museum of Modern Art, has organized a number of exhibitions for the Museum and written on many aspects of 20th century design.
Monday June 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Pl
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