Frick Madison Farewell Tour

Event Dec 5  

Attend a private tour with DOCOMOMO US/NY Tri-State of Marcel Breuer and Hamilton Smith’s landmark building, originally built for the Whitney Museum of American Art. Three experts will consider its history and its adaption to meet the needs of two prominent museums post-Whitney.

Disappearing Diplomacy: the US Embassies of the Cold War

Event Jan 16  

David B. Peterson will speak about his new book US Embassies of the Cold War—a large-format, photo-driven book featuring the fourteen most significant midcentury modern American embassies.

Unpacking the Imperial Hotel at 100: Frank Lloyd Wright and the World

Event Dec 7  

In celebration of the Imperial Hotel’s 100th anniversary, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy are hosting a series of online conversations about FLW’s engagement with Japan and the world.

2024 National Symposium in Miami: Call for session abstracts


The 2024 Symposium will take place in Miami and Coral Gables, FL, from May 29 to June 1. Researchers, practitioners, and enthusiasts are invited to submit abstracts of papers or full sessions.  Deadline January 11.

Princeton Mid-Century Modern Needs a New Site


The Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton Battlefield State Park are currently looking for buyers to move the Atle Selberg residence—a circa 1952 Usonian School structure—to a new site.

On the Cape: Breuer House Preservation Project 2023


The Cape Cod Modern House Trust is working toward the goal of purchasing Marcel Breuer’s house in Wellfleet, MA. The project aims to raise $1.4 million to secure and prevent the demolition of the home,

Call For Sessions: Docomomo International Conference Chile 2024


The 18th Docomomo International Conference will take place in Santiago, Chile, in December 2024 with the overarching theme “Modern Futures: Sustainable development and cultural diversity.”

At MoMA: Architecture in the Age of Industry

Through Dec 31  

This small but exquisite exhibition, housed within MoMA’s 1880–1940s Collection, looks at how North America’s sprawling factory complexes and monumental grain silos of the early 1900s transfixed a generation of European architects, sparking a revolution in architecture and design.

Proposed alterations to important Wallace Harrison designed library in Princeton


The Historical Studies and Social Sciences Library at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, designed by Wallace K. Harrison is under serious threat.

Missed a program? Check out our recordings archive


Visit our Vimeo page for recordings of selected DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State lectures and book talks. Spring programs on Walter Gropius and G.E. Kidder Smith just added!


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.