Past Events

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July 03, 2015 to September 06, 2015

2015 Modernism at Risk

Modernism at Risk will be on view at Big Springs Gallery at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Nevada, from July 3 to September 6, 2015. An integral part of the WMF Modernism at Risk program, this exhibition consists of large-scale photographs by noted photographer Andrew Moore and interpretative panels highlighting five case studies that explore the role architects and designers play in preserving modern landmarks at risk.

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May 05, 2015

Latin American Modernism at Risk

“Latin American Modernism at Risk” explores the preservation challenges, including changing economies, modernization, and development, being faced by modern buildings and sites in Latin America today.

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April 14, 2015 to April 16, 2015

Midcentury Modern: Materials and Preservation

This three-day symposium in St. Louis will feature a keynote speech on preservation of mid-century structures by Gunny Harboe, plus 23 lectures, a panel discussion, poster session, and tours by leading professionals from across the country.

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February 20, 2015

Monuments and Memory

In the aftermath of mass violence, how are buildings and material culture belonging to victimized cultures abandoned, destroyed, disregarded, and repurposed by both perpetrator state and non-state actors? Can current academic discourse on the ethical issues concerning destroyed or appropriated material culture have an impact on public and international policy concerning restoration, restitution, and social justice? This conference will explore these general themes and include an in-depth and multi-layered consideration of the ruins of the medieval city of Ani in eastern Turkey.

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February 09, 2015

2015 Paul Mellon Lecture

Rome offers a wider spectrum of urban configurations than any other city, from the twisting arterial streets of the Campus Martius, through the straight streets of the Renaissance, to the spacious and well-watered splendor of such dynastic spaces as Piazza Farnese, Piazza Barberini, Fontana di Trevi, and Piazza Navona.

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