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  • March 9, 2018
    April 23: Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art: Architecture and Landscape

    The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, located twenty miles north of Copenhagen, Denmark, is famous for its enchanting seaside setting, distinctive architecture, and welcoming, unpretentious atmosphere. Constructed around a park, the museum occupies the grounds of a nineteenth-century estate, Louisiana, established by a beekeeping aristocrat who planted a collection of exotic trees and married three women named Louise. 100 years later, the art collector Knud W. Jensen purchased the estate, adopted the existing villa as the centerpiece of his new museum, and began planning an unconventional institution that would unite art and nature. The first extension to the villa, designed by Jørgen Bo and Vilhelm Wohlert, opened in 1958 and is a masterpiece of modern architecture. Over the next four decades, the same architects would construct five more extensions that reflected changes in the character of contemporary art and the evolution of Louisiana’s collection. The result is a place for experiencing culture in every form, dedicated to the idea that art is life.

    Michael Sheridan, author of Louisiana Museum of Modern Art: Landscape and Architecture

    Register for the April 23 event here!

  • February 27, 2018
    March 6: Public Space: Crossroads of Art, Architecture, and Community
    Public Art commissioned by Alloy Development
    Public Art commissioned by Alloy Development.
    123 Melrose Park by ODA.
    123 Melrose Park by ODA.
    Art Installation By Sun Kwak At PS298Q
    Art installation by Sun Kwak at PS298Q. Commissioned by the NYC School Construction Authority.

    The AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee presents a panel presentation and discussion on strategies for including public art into public spaces. Panelists will present ways in which public art can meet the standards and flavor of a community, integrate the artist’s intent into a building’s design, and provide enhancement of sites for property development and client interest. Community involvement, with a focus on public murals, will be among the topics discussed by esteemed panelists from the public and private sectors and design community. Register here.

    Tania Duvergne, Director, Public Art for Public Schools, NYC School Construction Authority
    A.J. Pires, President, Alloy Development
    Heidi Theunissen, Project Architect, ODA Architects

    Meta Brunzema, Architect, Urban Design consultant and faculty member at Pratt Institute

  • November 10, 2017
    Arthur Rosenblatt Lecture on Museum Design

    In 2006, the AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee developed an annual lecture series to honor the work and memory of their founding Committee chair, Arthur Rosenblatt. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Rosenblatt was the Vice President for Architecture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 19 years during its period of great expansion, the founding Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, as well as a highly regarded Museum design consultant. He was an enthusiastic promoter of the architectural profession through his long involvement with the AIA, a generous friend to countless colleagues, and passionate about the role of art in our everyday lives. The Arthur Rosenblatt Lecture is a highlight of Archtober, the AIANY’s annual month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions held each October.

    Past Lectures:

    2017 – Farshid Mousavvi, RIBA, “Thoughts on a New Architecture”
    2016 – David Chipperfield, RIBA
    2015 – Moshe Safdie, FAIA, “Made to Measure”
    2014 – Brad Cloepfil, AIA, Allied Works, “Amplifiers”
    2013 – Ben van Berkel, (F)RIBA, Hon. FAIA, UNStudio, “Every Day Culture”
    2012 – Craig Dykers, AIA, RIBA, Snohetta, “Being Alone Together: Managing the Museum as Mausoleum Syndrome”
    2011 – David Adjaye, OBE, RIBA, Hon. AIA, “Evolving Art and Exhibition Spaces”
    2010 – Richard Gluckman, FAIA, “Content Context = Concept”
    2009 – Dr. Vishakha N. Desai, President, Asia Society, “The Role of Museums in 21st Century Asia”
    2008 – Tod Williams / Billie Tsien, FAIA, “Museums Balance Unform Form”
    2007 – Richard Meier, FAIA, “On Museums”


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