Past Events

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June 23, 2014

Travel & Mirage: The Lure of Place

Noted memoirist, essayist, and scholar André Aciman will use Rome and other destinations to explore how travel changes us, and how our perceptions of a place derive from our own unique experiences.

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June 09, 2014

Architecture & Memory

Following an introduction by WMF President Bonnie Burnham, WMF Chairman Emeritus John Julius Norwich and distinguished writer William Dalrymple will share their insights on how historic sites can reveal the memories of our ancestors and ourselves.

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April 10, 2014

La Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

Join us for a presentation by architect Paulina Villanueva as she reflects on the life and work of her father, renowned Venezuelan architect Carlos Raul Villanueva. Villanueva, one of the most influential Latin American architects of the twentieth century, played a major role in the modernization of many cities in Venezuela. .

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March 13, 2014

Monte Albán

Dr. Robles is an archaeologist and researcher for the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) –Oaxaca. Located in southwestern Mexico, Monte Albán Archaeological Site is an ancient metropolis founded by the Zapotec culture in the sixth century B.C., and later occupied by the Mixtecs.

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February 24, 2014

2014 Paul Mellon Lecture

Once one of the world’s greatest trading cities and known as “The Garden City of the East,” Yangon offers a rich cultural landscape and the largest collection of late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century colonial architecture in Southeast Asia.

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January 27, 2014

Channeling Robert Chanler

The exotic and wildly imaginative design for the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Studio, created between 1917 and 1923 by artist Robert Chanler, features painted plaster reliefs of fantastical sea creatures on the ceiling and an extraordinary fireplace engulfed in three-dimensional plaster and bronze flames stretching twenty feet high.

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November 20, 2013 to November 21, 2013

Route 66: The Road Ahead

Route 66 was included on the 2008 World Monuments Watch to draw attention to the complex challenges of preserving not only an iconic cultural landscape, but a historic American experience.

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November 01, 2013

A Journey Through Peru

Travelers participated in a cultural journey through the stunning landscape, local communities, and urban centers of Peru.

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