Events  2021

Wednesday
October

27

Further Afield Lecture

Modern Spaces of Electric Light with Sandy Isenstadt

Historian and author Sandy Isenstadt will speak on constructing an architectural modernism centered on the new perceptual conditions and visual habits that followed widespread electrification. Presented by The Athenaeum of Philadelphia in partnership with the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.

Sunday
October

24

LocalTour

Sixth Avenue Modern

John Arbuckle guides tour participants through an often-overlooked stretch of Manhattan on this Municipal Art Society in-person tour. Lined by International Style skyscrapers, Sixth Avenue north of Bryant Park is described in New York 1960 as “New York’s preeminent Modernist street.”

Friday
October

22

LocalSymposium

New Canaan Modern House Day + Symposium Returns

The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society’s two-day Modern House Day Tour + Symposium returns this October with modern house tours, a symposium, and parties.

Friday
October

22

Further Afield Symposium

Brutalism + the Public University: Past, Present and Future

Oct 22-23. UMassBrut, an initiative of UMass Dartmouth & UMass Amherst, will host a two-day symposium including professional workshops, scholarly lectures, campus tours, and engagement with local artists and community activists with a focus on concrete Brutalist architecture.

Saturday
October

16

LocalConcert

Louis Kahn 120: World Premiere of Maria Faust’s MO(NU)MENT at FDR Four Freedoms State Park

The Estonian Ministry of Culture and Four Freedoms Park Conservancy present an acoustic and site-specific concert, created specifically for Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island. This program celebrates the 120th birthday of Estonian-born architect, Louis Kahn.

Monday
October

11

LocalLecture

Landscapes of Modern Architecture with Marc Treib

As part of the Glass House Presents series, architectural/landscape historian Marc Treib explores the interrelationship of modern architecture, landscape, and site strategy as viewed through the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Richard Neutra, Alvar Aalto, and Luis Barragán.

Saturday
October

09

LocalTour

1964 World’s Fair and The Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Fairgrounds

This Municipal Art Society tour takes participants on a walking tour through the original fairgrounds sites of the 1964 New York World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.

Saturday
October

09

DOCOMOMO NY/TRIExhibition Tour

Nivola: Sandscapes—Guided In-Person Exhibition Tour

Join DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State for a guided in-person tour of Nivola: Sandscapes an exhibition dedicated to the work of artist Costantino Nivola at the Magazzino Italian Art Foundation in Cold Spring, NY.

Tuesday
October

05

LocalVirtual Lecture

Paul Revere Was Here – On the Trail of L.A.’s Legendary Architect

“Paul Revere Was Here” is a virtual tour led by L.A. Conservancy docents, featuring voices who will take you on the trail of Paul Revere Williams, the first Black architect admitted to the AIA. Across a career that spanned nearly six decades, Williams designed more than 2,000 structures in Los Angeles.

Saturday
October

02

Further Afield Exhibition

Sacred Spaces: Frank Lloyd Wright x Andrew Pielage at Beth Sholom Synagogue

Sacred Spaces: Frank Lloyd Wright x Andrew Pielage features over thirty photographs of Andrew Pielage’s work documenting two dozen Wright sites, with pieces selected to highlight the use of light and space to create holy spaces. This exhibition is on view at Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, PA.

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