Inside the William Landsberg House

Event Oct 14  

DOCOMOMO US/NY Tri-State is co-sponsoring an open house and talk at the Landsberg House in Port Washington, NY. Designed by William Landsberg in 1951 and recently renovated by Stephen Moser Architects. 

Urban Renewal at Lincoln Center

Event Oct 28  

Join DOCOMOMO US/NY Tri-State for the first of two weekend walking tours focusing on urban renewal. This one looks at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as part of the larger 45-acre Lincoln Square Urban Renewal Project.

Jaroslav Josef Polívka, Frank Lloyd Wright, and New York

Event Sep 28  

The Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences presents a lecture on structural engineer Jaroslav Josef Polívka and his iconic spiral diverging ramps for the Guggenheim Museum.

Washington Square Southeast Urban Renewal

Event Oct 29  

1950s Greenwich Village and its superblocks is the second DOCOMOMO US/NY Tri-State urban renewal tour of the weekend. Kyle Johnson unpacks the Washington Square Southeast project and its evolution.

Princeton Mid-Century Modern Needs a New Site


The Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton Battlefield State Park are currently looking for buyers to move the Atle Selberg residence—a circa 1952 Usonian School structure—to a new site.

DOCOMOMO US Tour Day 2023: Urban Renewal Revisited


It’s tour time again! DOCOMOMO US Tour Day is devoted to the appreciation of modern architecture in the United States. Lots of Tri-State options.

The Sydney Opera House Turns 50

Event Oct 26  

Yale School of Architecture will host Paolo Tombesi for a lecture on the technical division of labor and how construction and project management decisions influenced this complex project

On the Cape: Breuer House Preservation Project 2023


The Cape Cod Modern House Trust is working toward the goal of purchasing Marcel Breuer’s house in Wellfleet, MA. The project aims to raise $1.4 million to secure and prevent the demolition of the home,

Call For Sessions: Docomomo International Conference Chile 2024


The 18th Docomomo International Conference will take place in Santiago, Chile, in December 2024 with the overarching theme “Modern Futures: Sustainable development and cultural diversity.”

At MoMA: Architecture in the Age of Industry

Through Dec 31  

This small but exquisite exhibition, housed within MoMA’s 1880–1940s Collection, looks at how North America’s sprawling factory complexes and monumental grain silos of the early 1900s transfixed a generation of European architects, sparking a revolution in architecture and design.

Proposed alterations to important Wallace Harrison designed library in Princeton


The Historical Studies and Social Sciences Library at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, designed by Wallace K. Harrison is under serious threat.

Missed a program? Check out our recordings archive


Visit our Vimeo page for recordings of selected DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State lectures and book talks. Spring programs on Walter Gropius and G.E. Kidder Smith just added!


Tours, drinks and urban renewal

Pics from “Complexities of the Modern American City,” the 2023 Docomomo National Symposium in New Haven, CT. The largest ever.

Conversation pit comeback?

Are conversation pits the antidote to endless hours in front of screens? Possibly. Check out conversation_pits on instagram for all the inspiration you’ll ever need. It’s a lot about the pillows.

The world is full of DOCOMOMO

Docomomo International recently added five country-level working parties: Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Saudi Arabia and Sudan. The organization now counts 77 working parties and more than 3,000 international-level members.

Shower in the spirit of FLW

It was only a matter of time. “With the stroke of his pencil he gave structure to life, and life to structure. That is a legacy that lives on.” Now, we’re told, in a new bathroom fixture collection from BRIZO. Catch the video.

Expand your MoMo horizons

Docomomo Journal is the peer-reviewed journal of Docomomo International that, since 1990, has provided a twice-yearly collection of recent and original research on the documentation and conservation of Modern Movement sites. The journal is now open access and digitized back to 2010. Peruse some great issues at our leisure.

Cats of Brutalism

Apparently cats like Brutalism a lot more than architectural pundits, civic leaders and everyday onlookers. This Instagram account—taglined a “daily dose of cats and concrete”—is all fun. If you’re on Instagram check out Julliard School, Pirelli Building, Whitney Museum and more.

Eames Office Explains Magnitude

Along with architecture, Charles and Ray Eames made their mark in short films. In Power of Ten, a 1977 film for IBM, the duo visualized the concept of magnitude and it still mesmerizes. Six million YouTube viewers couldn’t be wrong.