Partners in Design

Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson

September 7–December 9, 2017

Partners in Design:
Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson

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Upcoming Programs

SOLD OUT Walking Tour<br/>Philip Johnson in Manhattan
Sep 23, 2017 | 02:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Note: Tickets for this program have sold out.  Note new start time. Hilary Lewis, Chief Curator and Creative Director of the Glass House, will lead a study tour of several important examples of architecture designed by Philip Johnson in midtown Manhattan, including the Museum of Modern Art’s Sculpture Garden, the exterior of the Rockefeller Guest House, and more. […]

Lecture<br/>A Romp Through NYU’s Architecture, Built and Unbuilt
Sep 26, 2017 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

From Beaux-Arts to Brutalism, NYU has it all. Carol Krinsky, Professor of Art History, NYU, will survey the wide range of buildings created or adapted for use by generations of students. From the original Gothic Revival building of 1831 to classicism, Arts-and-Crafts, and Art Deco to late modernism—including Philip Johnson’s Bobst Library and proposed campus […]

Panel Discussion<br/>Glass House Presents: The Modern Interior
Sep 28, 2017 | 05:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Join David A. Hanks, Curator of Partners in Design and Curator, Liliane and David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design, Montreal; Juliet Kinchin, Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art; and Hilary Lewis, Chief Curator and Creative Director of the Glass House, for a discussion about the furniture inside Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass […]

Film Screening<br/>Chance at Heaven (RKO, 1933)
Oct 11, 2017 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

How did Hollywood cinema reflect, deflect, influence, inspire, and steal from modernism’s new aesthetics? Directed by William Seiter with art direction by Van Nest Polglase and Perry Ferguson, Chance at Heaven (RKO, 1933) depicts a rural garage mechanic with ambitions (Joel McCrea) who is engaged to a small-town girl (Ginger Rogers) whose house is both […]

Gallery Conversation
Oct 18, 2017 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

With Noel Anderson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Art & Art Professions (Steinhardt), NYU, who will discuss graphic design and typography in the exhibition. Free of charge, no reservations, seating is limited, programs are subject to change. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.

Panel<br/>The Haute Bohemia of 1930s Manhattan
Oct 24, 2017 | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Moderated by Kenneth Silver, Silver Professor of Art History, NYU, and Adjunct Curator of Art, Bruce Museum; with speakers Nicholas Fox Weber, Executive Director, Josef & Anni Albers Foundation; and Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture & Design, Museum of the City of New York, and catalogue essayist for Partners in Design, this panel will focus […]

Panel<br/>Modern Architecture Comes to America
Oct 30, 2017 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Speakers will explore the rise of interest in the architecture of Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and the Russian Constructivists—and the activities of Barr, Johnson, and Henry-Russell Hitchcock in promoting their work in the U.S. Moderated by Jean-Louis Cohen, Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, with Barry Bergdoll, […]

Gallery Conversation
Nov 01, 2017 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

With David A. Hanks, Curator of Partners in Design and Curator, Liliane & David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design, Montreal. Free of charge, no reservations, seating is limited, programs are subject to change. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.

Gallery Conversation
Dec 06, 2017 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

With Madeline Murphy Turner, Graduate Curatorial Assistant, Grey Art Gallery, and PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. Free of charge, no reservations, seating is limited, programs are subject to change. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.

Past Programs

Panel<br/>Modern Architecture and Photography
Sep 18, 2017 | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Moderator Thomas Drysdale, Associate Professor of Photography & Imaging (TSOA); and speakers Esther da Costa Meyer, Professor of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University; Paul Warchol, architectural photographer; and Claire Zimmerman, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan, will discuss the plasticity of lens-described space, the feedback effect of idealization and distortion in photographic depictions of modernist buildings, and other issues. […]

Gallery Conversation
Sep 13, 2017 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

With David A. Hanks, Curator of Partners in Design and Curator, Liliane & David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design, Montreal. Free of charge, no reservations, seating is limited, programs are subject to change. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.