The Glass House’s annual Summer Benefit Auction is virtual this year. In addition to many artworks, the auction will also feature design and exceptional experiences. All proceeds support Glass House preservation initiatives, exhibitions, and programs.
Design educator and historian Daniella Ohad presents a 5-week online course in collaboration with AIANY exploring the foundation of modern design history exploring many themes such as Bauhaus, International Style, American Streamlining, the Golden Age of the Skyscraper, and more.
Hilltop House and Studio hosts this virtual talk with architect Kyle Gregory. The discussion will center around the cultural, technological, and economic factors that influenced midcentury design, before pivoting to current challenges of preservation and conservation.
The 2020–2021 Docomomo US National Symposium, being held virtually from Chicago, will explore a thematic vision which views innovation and change through the lens of the Modern Movement. Experience Chicago’s history and the prospects for the recognition, interpretation, preservation and extension of these forms and ideas of modernism in the middle of America.
The Skyscraper Museum hosts Adrienne Brown as she explores early skyscrapers and and how race was seen, read, and sensed at the turn of the 20th-century through her book The Black Skyscraper: Architecture and the Perception of Race.
In this illustrated talk organized by The Skyscraper Museum, Grace Ong Yan discusses her new book and describes how clients and architects together crafted buildings to reflect the company’s brand, focusing on carefully considering consumers’ perception and their emotions towards the architecture and the messages they communicated.
The next DOCOMOMO US/NY Tri-State chapter event picks up this year’s Travel & Leisure theme. Architectural photographer Ashok Sinha will be joined by architect Victor Newlove and writer/historian Chris Nichols in a conversation around Sinha’s book Gas and Glamour, a tribute to America’s golden age of the automobile in Los Angeles and the polychromatic, star-spangled structures that once lured the gaze of passing motorists.
Through January 10. Magazzino Italian Art, in Cold Spring, NY, presents a new exhibition dedicated to the work of artist Costantino Nivola featuring approximately 50 works from the early 1950s to the 1970s, including sandcast reliefs, carved concrete sculptures, and rarely seen maquettes.