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Photocollage of a panoramic view of Bangladeshi workers pouring concrete into bamboo molds
The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947–1985

This exhibiton explores the ways modern architecture in South Asia gave shape and expression to idealistic societal visions and emancipatory politics of the post-independence period. The Archives loaned photographs for the Louis Kahn designed National Assembly building in Bangladesh.

February 20, 2022 - July 2, 2022
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Color sketch of fountain with figure on it
Building Denver: Visions of the Capital City

Building Denver: Visions of the Capital City shares the many visions for and stories of the growth, urban development, and architecture of Denver from 1860 to today.  The Architectural Archvies loaned three sketches by Lawrence Halprin of his design for Skyline Park, Denver, ca. 1970.

May 29, 2021 - August 31, 2021
History Colorado Center, Denver, Colorado
Pastel sketch of skyscraper by Raymond Hood
Raymond Hood and the American Skyscraper

Co-curated by Dietrich Neumann and Jonathan Duval, Raymond Hood and the American Skyscraper looks at the career of Raymond Hood, hailed by the New York Times as "the greatist skyscraper architect of all time''.  The Architectural Archives loaned original drawings and model photographs from the Raymod Hood collection.  Due to COVID-19, this is an online exhibiton.

September 11, 2020
David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
View of funriture and decorative objects on display at Shofuso House.
Shofuso and Modernism: The Architecture and Design of George Nakashima, Antonin and Noémi Raymond, and Junzo Yoshimura

Co-curated by Architectural Archives Curator, William Whitaker, Shofuso and Modernism focuses on the artistic interconnections between George Nakashima, Antonin Raymond, Noémi Peressin Raymond,  and Junzo Yoshimura, and their impact on mid century modern design.  The Architectural Archives loaned furniture and archival images from the Antonin and Noémi Raymond Collection.

September 2, 2020 - November 29, 2020
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Philadelphia, PA
Wooden model of Trenton Bathhose
Group '55 and Midcentury Abstraction in Philadelphia

This show is part of a multi-venue exhibtion that takes a look at Group '55, a group of Philadelphia painters, architects, musicians, and dancers who organized a series of exhibitions and public forums across the city, presenting their work as a catalyst for vigorous public dialogue about the role of art and science in the postwar era. The Architectural Archives loaned a model of Kahn's Trenton Bathhouse, and a wallpaper recreation of the mural at Trenton Bathhouse.

September 26, 2020 - January 24, 2021
Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
painting of blue fabric
Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-garde

This exhbition is a multi-exhibiton, interdisciplinary look at Philadelphia’s significant contributions to visual, literary, and musical culture between 1956 and 1976, spread across three locations.  The Architectural Archvies loaned original drawings, paintings, models, and photographs for the architecture focused exhibition in the Art Aliance.

January 21, 2020 - April 4, 2020
Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
B/W photo of men working at construction site with other man watching them while smoking a pipe
Miracles in Concrete. Structural Engineer August Komendant

This exhibtion is focused on the work and life of August Komendant, a structural engineer who was influential on some of the best known buildings by architects Louis Kahn, Eero Saarinen, Moshe Safdie, Oscar Tenreiro, Mitchell/Giurgola and others.  The Architectural Archives loaned original drawings, architectural model, photography and correspondence from the Kahn, Komendant, and Mitchell/Giurgula. Extended viewing through July 26, 2020

January 10, 2020 - July 26, 2020
Estonian Architecture Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
sketch of liberty bell exhibit
Structure & Purpose: The Legacy of Engineering at Keast & Hood

This exhibition explores the role of the firm’s founding engineers, Carl A. Baumert Jr., Nicholas L. Gianopulos, and Thomas J. Leidigh, longtime principals at the firm of Keast & Hood Co. from the years 1953 – 2007.  The Architectural Archives loaned drawings, images and correspondence of architecture firms Keast & Hood worked with, including Venturi Scott Brown, Louis I. Kahn, and Mitchell/Giurgola.

January 9, 2020 - March 31, 2020
Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
painting of city street with lights in trees
Architecture Arboretum

Curated by Sylvia Lavin, Architecture Arboretum examines the use of trees in architectural drawings and what these representations say about conceptual shifts in architectural thinking.  The Architectural Archives loaned drawings from the Hennepin Ave. and California City projects from the Venturi Scott Brown Collection.

November 4, 2019 - January 21, 2020
North Gallery, Princeton University School of Architecture, Princeton, NJ
Painting of an art museum
Dreaming of Utopia: Roosevelt, New Jersey

This exhibtion examines the history of Roosevelt, from its early days as an antidote to the Great Depression to a twenty-first century arts community. The Architectural Archives loaned a sketch by Louis Kahn. Now on-view through January 24, 2021.

November 15, 2019 - January 24, 2021
Morven Museum, Princeton, NJ
B/W photo of men standing next to blueprints of an area next to the Schuylkill
Ian McHarg's Scotland

Curated by Amber Roberts, the Landscape Institute of Scotland held an exhibiton and conference to look at Ian McHarg's environmentalism and early teaching in Scotland, and the impact of McHarg's scottish students.  The Architectural Archives provided images from the Ian McHarg and Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning department collections.

October 21, 2019 - October 25, 2019
Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
lots of people in strange clothing lying on floor smiling at the camera above them
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.

November 17, 2018 - January 27, 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago