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Events May 2017


Modern in Pound Ridge: 20th Century Architecture + Lifestyle

May 22, 2017
through November 19, 2017

The Pound Ridge Historical Society's current exhibition highlights the town’s first comprehensive survey of Modern architecture, an aspect of the area’s history that had been largely neglected. Pound Ridge had a reputation for attracting young couples prominent in the art, advertising, and publishing worlds. From 1939 to the early 1970s, at least 47 Modernist homes designed by architects such as Edward Larrabee Barnes, Peter Blake and Julian Neski, and David Henken were built. The exhibition explores how Modern design changed the Pound Ridge landscape and influenced the Post Modern and contemporary designs that followed. 

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Historical Society is hosting a variety of events throughout the year, including a Mad Men party on June 10 and a lecture series.

The Modern in Pound Ridge committee includes guest curators Gina Federico, Tom Andersen, and Carol Kurth as well as Deborah Benjamin, Xenia D’Ambrosi, Sharon Griffith, Rayanne Kleiner, Susan Grissom, Anne Sheehan, and Ellen Kearns. The exhibition video was produced and filmed by Katherine Benjamin. Underwriting was provided with leadership support from Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate. Sponsors for the exhibition panels include Albano Appliance & Service, Bedford Post Inn, DPD Builders, Ltd., Dynax Corporation, The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges, and Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors, PC.

Through November 19, Saturdays & Sundays 2:00 - 4:00 pm and by appointment
Pound Ridge Museum
255 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge, NY

Willcox House, Moore & Hutchins, 1939. Photo: Gottscho Schleisner Collection, Library of Congress


Week of May 21st