Events February 2023

LocalVirtual Tour

Columbus, Indiana: Mecca of Modern Architecture

February 26, 2023

The Municipal Art Society of New York takes participants beyond the five boroughs, but this time more than just a day-trip. See the architectural treasures of Columbus, IN, boasting vastly more significant Modern architecture per capita than any other community in America. Its 50,000 citizens are surrounded by more than sixty buildings designed across eight decades by dozens of nationally recognized architects, including four Pritzker Prize winners.

Columbus became a Modern mecca largely through the patronage and influence of one man, J. Irwin Miller (1909–2004), longtime Chairman of the Cummins Engine Company, his family business, which grew under his leadership to become an international Fortune 500 Company. The tour, led by John Arbuckle, DOCOMOMO US New York/Tri-State President, will include works by Eliel Saarinen, Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei, Harry Weese, Richard Meier; Edward Larrabee Barnes, The Architects Collaborative; Kevin Roche; John M. Johansen; SOM, Robert Venturi; Gwathmey Siegel, César Pelli, and many others.


Sunday February 26, 11:00 am