The Edith Farnsworth House: Architecture, Preservation, Culture

Event Jun 20  

Join AIANY and the NY Tri-State chapter for a book talk with Michelangelo Sabatino, Alice Friedman and Barry Bergdoll on the Farnsworth House’s 73-year history and rule-bending client.

Looking for the past year's inspiring projects


June 7 deadline! Nominations are open for the 11th Modernism in America Awards presented by Docomomo US. There are three categories: design, inventory/survey, and advocacy. Don’t delay.

Saturday Brunch at the James Rose Center

Event Jun 8  

Live classical music, light brunch in the garden, and an in-depth tour—at the James Rose Center in Ridgewood, NJ.

Ritika Jharia joins New York Tri-State chapter board


At its March 13, 2024 meeting the DOCOMOMO US/NY Tri-State board voted in its newest member. Welcome Ritika Jharia.

Southampton proposes designation of four modern homes


The Village of Southampton is considering designation of important modern houses designed by Ward Bennett, Norman Jaffe, and Myron Goldfinger. DOCOMOMO supports Southampton’s efforts to preserve these architectural legacies.

Symposium grantees announced for Miami


The NY Tri-State chapter’s scholarship helps two individuals participate in the upcoming Docomomo US 2024 National Symposium. The recipients of this year’s grants are Kimberly La Porte and Susan Singh.

Philip Johnson's Brick House joins the Glass House tour


Tours at the Glass House will now include the restored Brick House, Philip Johnson’s dramatic pairing to his Glass House. Long closed to the public, the opening coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Glass House.

Glass House + Schlumberger Building

Event Jun 21  

This study tour offered by the Glass House goes in depth on two seminal Philip Johnson works: The Glass House (1949) and the recently renovated Schlumberger Research Center Administration Building (1951-1952) in Ridgefield, CT.

Glass House Gets its Brick House Back

Philip Johnson’s Brick House (aka Guest House), his opposites attract complement to the Glass House, opens for public tours May 2, 2024 after a comprehensive restoration.

Tours, drinks and urban renewal

Pics from “Complexities of the Modern American City,” the 2023 Docomomo National Symposium in New Haven, CT. The largest ever.

Conversation pit comeback?

Are conversation pits the antidote to endless hours in front of screens? Possibly. Check out conversation_pits on instagram for all the inspiration you’ll ever need. It’s a lot about the pillows.

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.

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.