Modernism in Cuba

Event Jul 20  

Belmont (Monty) Freeman will present an overview of modern architecture in Havana and the shifting social, economic, and political context in which it was created in this online lecture offered by The 92nd Street Y.

National Sumposium session recordings available

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Pre-recorded panel presentations from “Yo!” Modernism,” Docomomo US’s 2022 National Symposium in Philadelphia, are available to purchase on Vimeo.

Third Avenue & the United Nations walking tour

Event Jul 23  

This Municipal Art Society walking tour examines highlights of Modern architecture along Third Avenue from East 52nd Street to 42nd Street, based on Ada Louise Huxtable’s 1961 architecture guides.

Remember the Mall? Help document midcentury's best

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Docomomo US has launched “Mallitecture & Memories” a crowdsourcing campaign to gather data and collect stories of midcentury shopping malls.

Get to know Storm King Art Center

Event Aug 11  

The Municipal Art Society is hosting a virtual tour of one of the largest collections of contemporary outdoor sculpture, Storm King Arts Center. The collection includes works by Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, Louise Nevelson, David Smith, Mark di Suvero, Richard Serra and many other artists.

Rolex Building at 665 Fifth Avenue is coming down

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Another nice Midtown midcentury that just wasn’t tall enough. Rolex Realty Company has begun demolition of its 12-story International style headquarters.

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.

Wear your Modernist colors

The Modernist Society in Manchester, UK, is back with a new production run of its popular “ist Badges.” That would be modernist, brutalist, futurist, minimalist, all on tasteful enameled pins. Order yours today.

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.