Behind the Scenes at MoMA:
The Making of an A+D Exhibition

April

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Design in 5
Behind the Scenes at MoMA: The Making of an A+D Exhibition
Barry Bergdoll, Ingrid Chou, Erika Mosier, Pamela Popeson, and Margot Weller

Thursday, April 21, 2011
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
MoMA
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This program is currently at capacity. If you would like to be added to the wait list, email anderson@archleague.org.

Join Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, for a behind the scenes look at what goes into making an A+D exhibition. The informal walkthrough and discussion will highlight the myriad conceptual and practical decisions that come together to create a compelling exhibition.

The discussion will center around Building Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture, an exhibition that presents a selection of models and drawings acquired by the Department of Architecture and Design since 2005—the vast majority on view here for the first time. The exhibition is organized around several themes, including ornament and abstraction, modernist urbanism and utopias, Latin American modernism, the revival of Berlin architecture since reunification, and the role of process in architecture since the digital revolution. Featured works date from 1890 to the present, and represent such diverse figures as Louis Sullivan, Le Corbusier, Bodo and Heinz Rasch, Jean Tschumi, Ant Farm, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Sauerbruch Hutton, Barkow Leibinger, UN Studio, and Seung H-Sang of Korea.

Barry Bergdoll will be joined by Margot Weller, Curatorial Assistant, Architecture and Design; Pamela Popeson, Preparator, Architecture and Design; Erika Mosier, Conservator, Conservation; and Ingrid Chou, Assistant Director, Graphic Design.

A reception will follow.

This is a joint event with The Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art.

Registration is required. Design in 5 is a group of the Architectural League of New York, targeting designers of all disciplines roughly 35 years old and younger. RSVP to anderson@archleague.org. This program is free for League members, $20 non-members.

Design in 5
is a group of the Architectural League of New York, targeting designers of all disciplines roughly 35 years and younger. Design in 5 responds to this youngest group of designers, providing unique opportunities and activities for exchanging ideas across disciplines, fostering camaraderie, and above all, having fun.

Installation view of the exhibition Building Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture, November 10, 2010–May 30, 2011, © The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photograph: Thomas Griesel.