Past Events

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March 04, 2017 to March 14, 2017

The Heart of India

Explore the rich history and heritage of India on this unforgettable 10-day trip. Unrivaled in its beauty, India offers an incredible diversity of architecture, religions, customs, and cultural traditions. 

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Justus van Effen, 2016. Image: Molenaar & Co. architectent/Bas Kooij

Join us as we celebrate the team behind the preservation and rehabilitation of the Justus van Effen complex, an early modernist housing complex located in Rotterdam. The award event will include a presentation by the architects. 

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November 14, 2016 to November 19, 2016

A Taste of Cuba

Join us on a six-day adventure through the fascinating island of Cuba. For those who love eclectic architecture, antique cars, and a vibrant Caribbean culture, Cuba—the “pearl of the Antilles”—is not to be missed.

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October 12, 2016

Archtober 2016

The New York State Pavilion is one of the modern sites included on the World Monuments Watch since 1996.

For the sixth year of Archtober, a month-long celebration of architecture and design organized by New York's Center for Architecture, World Monuments Fund will host Watching Modernism. Executive Vice President Lisa Ackerman will present an overview of the modernist sites included on the World Monuments Watch since 1996.

This event has reached capacity. 

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April 13, 2016

Empire State Building Lobby Tour

Join us on Wednesday, April 13 at the Empire State Building for an insider’s tour of the Art Deco lobby and its comprehensive restoration. The tour will present and discuss the results of a restoration master plan that Beyer Blinder Belle Architects developed for the landmarked lobby.

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Join us on Tuesday, February 9 for World Monuments Fund’s 2016 Paul Mellon Lecture.

Cocktails at 6:15 PM
Lecture begins promptly at 7:00 PM

The stepping stone between Europe and Africa, the gateway between the East and the West, at once a stronghold, clearinghouse, and observation post, Sicily has been invaded and fought over by Phoenicians and Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans, Goths and Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, Germans, Spaniards, and French for thousands of years. It has belonged to them all— and yet has properly been part of none.

John Julius Norwich was inspired to become a writer by his first visit, in 1961, and his recent book, upon which this lecture is based, traces the history of the island. The lecture covers everything from erupting volcanoes to the assassination of Byzantine emperors, from Lord Nelson’s affair with Emma Hamilton to Garibaldi and the rise of the Mafia. It takes in the key buildings and towns, and is packed with unforgettable stories and characters.

 

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January 28, 2016

The Destruction of Memory

Please join us for a private screening of The Destruction of Memory. Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results around the globe, but the war against culture is by no means over—if anything, it's been steadily increasing. The push to protect, salvage, and rebuild has moved in step with the destruction. Legislation and policy have played a role, but heroic individuals have consistently fought back, sometimes risking or losing their lives to protect not just other human beings, but their cultural identity—to save the record of who they are.

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December 02, 2015

An Evening with Robert Wilson

Join us for an intimate evening with Robert Wilson, one of the world’s foremost theater and visual artists, and an avant-garde visionary. Wilson invites us into his astonishing aesthetic universe with hundreds of striking images from throughout his prolific career, in an intimate self-portrait of his creative process.

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