SAVE PRENTICE plans a rally in support of Bertrand Goldberg's threatened structure. The event takes place in Chicago this Wednesday, June 15 at 11am and will meet at the corner of McClurg and Huron, a few doors down from the old Prentice Hospital. For more information visit http://www.landmarks.org/pdfs/Prentice-June-15th-Rallly.pdf (PDF flyer) or follow SAVE PRENTICE on Facebook.
Join us for the 7th annual Docomomo US Tour Day on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Save the date for this annual event gathering chapters, members, students, architects, historians and the general public to celebrate the modern movement in the US. Click here for more information.
Join Docomomo US and OHNY on
Saturday, February 9th Saturday, March 9th (rescheduled due to snow storm) for the 2nd Annual Modern Architecture & Design Scavenger Hunt. Spend the day exploring the city and taking photographs of the best examples of modern architecture and design in New York for a chance to win great prizes!
Hunt alone or as a team and learn about modernism in New York - the buildings and public spaces as well as the architects who designed them. The hunt begins with an opening event at Room & Board in SoHo at 11:00am and concludes back in SoHo with a special closing reception at the Trespa Design Centre New York, where hunters can enjoy a drink and commiserate about their experiences.
Join the Modern League this Sunday, September 16th and bask in the last moments of NYC summer glory with a Pocket Park Tour. The event begins at 3:30 pm at the Greenacre Park (located on 51th Street between 2nd and 3rd Aves) and will conclude at the outdoor seating of Blockheads on 50th Street.
Let’s enjoy some crisp air and urban foliage this Sunday with The Modern League!
Join Docomomo US and openhousenewyork for a scavenger hunt across Manhattan and beyond. Spend a day exploring the city and taking photographs in front of examples of modern architecture and design for a chance to win great prizes! Hunt alone or as a team and learn about the historical buildings, spaces and the architects and designers that made major contributions to the cityscape. The hunt starting point and event opening will take place at Room & Board in SoHo at 11:00am. The hunt will conclude at the Spring Natural Kitchen, a new restaurant on the Upper West Side, where hunters can rest and enjoy a complimentary drink and munchies from 5:00-6:30pm.
Docomomo US/North Texas in partnership with Dallas Architecture Forum will host the award-winning film, The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History on Tuesday, November 8th at the Dallas Center for Architecture.
While the images of the 1972 demolition of the Pruitt-Igoe housing project have become an iconographic visual shorthand for the failure of modern architecture, the reality is much more complex, involving wide-spread failures of our society, government, economy, and culture.
Congratulations to Connie Chau, Andrew Spina, Karen Liu, Nancy Tsai (photographer) of teamcoopers! They were the grand prize winners in the first annual Docomomo US Modern Architecture Scavenger Hunt. Completing ten of the contest items, teamcoopers earned 51 points and visited a number of buildings during Open House New York including Frank Lloyd Wright's 1954 Hoffman Auto Showroom (now Mercedes-Benz Manhattan) on Park Avenue. By winning our grand prize, they have won a personal tour by Docomomo US President Theodore Prudon as well as Docomomo US Moleskine notebooks and other fun prizes. Congratulations teamcoopers!
Architecture buffs get your sneakers on and get ready to discover modern architecture across all five boroughs. Docomomo US is thrilled to launch our first annual Modern Architecture Scavenger Hunt during the Open House New York weekend. Grab your friends and a camera, and photograph yourself in front of modern architecture for a chance to win great prizes.
DOCOMOMO US is excited to announce the fifth annual National Tour Day! Join us Columbus Day weekend, October 8-10, for a variety of exciting tours and exclusive access to sites of the Modern Movement. Check individual listings for dates and times as some events begin in September.
Visit www.docomomo-us.org/tour_day_2011 for confirmed tours.
Here are just a few of the this year's tours:
Orange County Modernism: The Legacy of Paul Rudolph
April 16, 2011
Seligman Homestead, Sugarloaf, NY
Join DOCOMOMO US chapter president Theodore Prudon and DOCOMOMO US/New England chapter president David Fixler at a lecture on the legacy of architect Paul Rudolph. The talk will focus on the architectural significance of Late Modern architecture, specifically Paul Rudolph’s work, as well as the challenges and opportunities in preserving Late Modern architecture.
Limited Space available. RSVP to Erin Tobin: etobin(at)preservenys.org or call 518-462-5658 x12