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.
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.
Touring exhibitions may come and go, but there's something about the permanence of site-specific art – whether in the mountains, at the heart of a city, or on a remote island – that often trumps works in white cubes across the world.
Travelers participated in a cultural journey through the stunning landscape, local communities, and urban centers of Peru.
Join Fernanda M. Kellogg, Jack Shear, Brook and Roger Berlind, and James E Jordan, for a night like no other, as World Monuments Fund celebrates the accomplishments of financier Roberto Hernández Ramírez, and Andrew B Cogan and Knoll at the 2013 Hadrian Gala.
An overview of the sites on the 2014 World Monuments Watch, examining the challenges faced by these historic sites and exploring common themes and possible solutions.
Zamość Synagogue, one of the few surviving Renaissance synagogues in Poland, was in a state of serious disrepair when its conservation began in 2009.
Trip highlights included a look at the restoration and training project at Taos Pueblo with the WMF Program Director for the United States and the Taos Pueblo Preservation Director.