Architectural Archives

Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx

An immersive art and botanical garden exhibition of modernist landscape designer and painter, Roberto Burle Marx.  The Architectural Archives loaned a wall tapestry by Burle Marx.

New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
June 8, 2019September 29, 2019
Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America

Co-curated by Milwaukee and Denver Art Museums, this exhibit "presents the concept of playfulness in postwar American design as a catalyst for creativity and innovation."  Architectural Archives loaned photographs, drawings, and pamphletes for the Tyng Toy from the Anne Griswold Tyng collection.

Milwaukee Art Museum and Denver Art Museum
September 28, 2018August 25, 2019
The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism

This exhibition brings together original skeches and drawings from project designers, contemporary and archival photographs and full size models to tell the story of the environmentally attentive and revolutionary design of The Sea Ranch in the 1960's.  The Architectural Archives loaned 73 drawings, sketches, photographs and slides from the Lawrence Halprin collection.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
December 22, 2018June 2, 2019
Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths

This exhibition examines the postmodern movement in architecture through archival materials to understand the "myth of architecture as an irreducibly autonomous and artistic practice."  The Architectural Archives loaned forty-six sketches, notes, prints and photographs from the Lawrence Halprin and Venturi Scott Brown collections.

Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada
November 7, 2018April 7, 2019
Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done

This exhibit examines the impact and history of a group of choreographers, visual artists, composers, and filmmakers that gathered in Judson Memorial Church, a socially engaged Protestant congregation in New York’s Greenwich Village, for a series of workshops.  The Architectural Archives loaned materials on the dance deck Lawrence Halprin design for his wife, dancer Anna Halprin.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
September 16, 2018February 3, 2019
West By Midwest

West by Midwest looks at the work of sixty-three artsits who migrated from the east coast to the west and mid-west from the 1960s to the 2010s.  The Architectural Archives sent images from the Experiments in Enviroments workshops lead by Lawrence Halprin and Anna Halprin in 1966 and 1968.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
November 17, 2018January 27, 2019
Kahn in Venice/Louis Kahn and Venezia

This exhibit showcases the close ties between Louis Kahn and the city of Venice, especially his design for the unbuilt Palazzo dei Congressi. The Architectural Archives loaned original drawings, photographs and documents from the Louis I Kahn and August Komendant collections.

Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, Mendrisio, Switzerland
October 12, 2018January 20, 2019