Tour modern sites through Midtown and along Park Avenue with DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State board member Kyle Johnson and AIA NY. View the highlights from an Art Deco standout through late-Modern and Postmodern.
An in-person talk by Caroline Zaleski who will delve into the fascinating and little known history of Long Island’s Roosevelt Field Shopping Mall—I.M. Pei’s most ambitious and impactful early-career project.
The Glass House welcomes Robert A.M. Stern for a free virtual book talk about his memoir, Between Memory and Invention: My Journey in Architecture. Stern will survey his life, mentors, and his influential role in the field of architecture from the 1960s to the present.
Take a day trip to New Hope, PA, and join the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia for an up close and personal view of the Raymond Farm Center for Living Arts and Design and the George Nakashima Woodworkers Studios.
DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State board member Kyle Johnson leads this AIA NY tour on Roosevelt Island exploring a community planned by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, as well as the more recent Cornell Tech campus.
The New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, the J. Max Bond Center of City University of New York, and the AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee come together to host the J. Max Bond Jr. Lecture addressing issues important to Bond, including equity, inclusive design, and global cultures, especially in Africa.
New Canaan Museum & Historical Society docents will lead participants on an October4Design tour to The Glass House, SANAA’s Grace Farms, and the Eliot Noyes house and conclude with a reception at the Evans House.
The National Arts Club hosts The Glass House’s Chief Curator & Creative Director Hillary Lewis for a lecture about Philip Johnson and the laboratory and salon for art and architecture he created at The Glass House.
Join New Canaan Museum & Historical Society’s October4Design event that features architect Robert Dean and New England Home CT Editor in Chief Jenna Talbott for a discussion on how New Canaan humanized the austere and rigorous palette of European modernism and enlivened the postwar suburbs and suburban life.
The New York Adventure Club tour has organized an in depth tour exploring the 1964 NY World’s Fair—a showcase that covered 646 acres, featured over 140 pavilions, had exhibitors from 80 nations and introduced the world to technologies of the future like picture phones.
The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society will host architectural writer David Sokol for a talk exploring themes from his book Hamptons Modern.
Modernism Week comes to the fall highlighting midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, and vintage culture in the Palm Springs area of Southern California.
Take a guided architectural tour of Beth Sholom Synagogue, the only synagogue designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, with Helene Mansheim of the Beth Sholom Preservation Foundation. This tour is a Docomomo US Tour Day 2022 event.
“The Fish Church” in Stamford, CT, designed by Wallace K. Harrison, will host docent-led tours for Docomomo US Tour Day. Visitors will be introduced to the unique sanctuary, the magnificent Visser Rowland organ and the 56-bell carillon.
The New Haven Preservation Trust’s Docomomo US Tour Day event will tour Paul Rudolph’s Temple Street Garage and Chapel Square Mall offering insights to unrealized plans, design intentions, material choices, and the longevity of this mammoth utilitarian structure.
Another Docomomo US Tour Day 2022 event: Tour the Bundy Modern building and grounds in Waitsfield, VT, a gem of a gallery designed by Harlow Carpenter and completed in 1962. Carpenter, a Harvard GSD graduate from the days of Gropius, Sert and Breuer, brought some pure International Style to the Vermont woods.
For Docomomo US Tour Day 2022, the Society for Commercial Archeology will host a tour of the Whitehall Mall just north of Philadelphia. When it opened in the summer of 1966, it was one of the first enclosed shopping centers in Pennsylvania with air-conditioning and heating, and it was home to 52 stores, a supermarket, and a 1,000-seat movie theater.
Take a free tour of the iconic Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library—one of the world’s largest libraries devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts. It was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore Owings & Merrill and opened in October of 1963. A Connecticut Docomomo US Tour Day 2022 event.
The Yale School of Architecture is hosting a traveling exhibition SOS BRUTALISM—Save the Concrete Monsters!, which showcases buildings from the first-ever global survey of Brutalist architecture of the 1950s to the 1970s.
The Glass House will host design critic Alexandra Lange online for a reading from her new book Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall, a chronicle of these marketplaces’ cultural ascent.