THEATERAMA! Showing of Modern Ruin

Event Jul 14  

The Queens Theatre is screening Modern Ruin, the story of Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion for the 1964-1965 World’s Fair. A discussion with director Matthew Silva and fair historian Bill Cotter will follow film.

The Sea Ranch Weekend

Event Oct 18  

Docomomo US is hosting a weekend travel tour at The Sea Ranch in California October 18–20. The names: Halprin, Moore, Lyndon, Turnbull, Whitaker, Esherick and more. And Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s Supergraphics!

Symposium recap from grant recipient Susan Singh


Susan Singh is researching the inventive materials and practices of the Modern movement with a focus on technology history. Read about her key takeaways from the 2024 Docomomo National Symposium in Miami.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Southwestern Pennsylvania

Through Mar 17  

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Southwestern Pennsylvania, a new exhibition at the National Building Museum, presents both realized and unrealized projects and examines how FLW’s vision of the future might have impacted urban, suburban, and rural landscapes.

Symposium recap from grant recipient Kimberly La Porte


Kimberly La Porte, Senior Management Specialist of Public Art for Public Schools in New York City, shares her 2024 symposium experience and how it resonates with the work she is doing in NYC.

Capital Brutalism

Through Feb 17  

The National Building Museum’s exhibition Capital Brutalism explores the history, current state, and future of seven polarizing buildings and the Metro system in Washington, D.C.

Crafting Modernity: Design in Latin America, 1940–1980

Through Sep 22  

This MoMA exhibition presents these sometimes conflicting visions of modernity proposed by designers of home environments in Latin America between 1940 and 1980.

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.

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 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.