2013 Modernism at Risk

Modern Solutions for Saving Modern Landmarks

A project of the WMF Modernism at Risk program, the exhibit consists of large-scale photographs by noted photographer Andrew Moore, and interpretative panels with five case studies that explore the role designers play in preserving Modern landmarks. Exclusively for this exhibit, North Carolina State University has loaned six architectural models rarely if ever seen by the public.

The five buildings highlighted are the ADGB Trade Union School in Bernau, Germany; the A. Conger Goodyear House in Old Westbury, New York, saved from demolition by WMF in 2001; Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida; the Grosse Pointe Public Library in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan; and the Kent Memorial Library in Suffield, Connecticut.

Since late 2009, Modernism at Risk has been traveling to design schools and other venues across the world, beginning in Gainesville, Florida, then traveling to such venues as The Art Institute of Tampa Gallery, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, and the AIA New York Center for Architecture.

Learn about the World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize, awarded biennially to an innovative architectural or design solution that has preserved or enhanced a Modern landmark or group of landmarks.