Folly Opening

July

Picnic, 2-6 p.m.
Architects Talk, 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway
Long Island City

The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park invite you to a picnic celebrating the opening of Curtain, a new project by Jerome Haferd and K. Brandt Knapp. Curtain is the winning entry in Folly, a competition that invited emerging architects and designers to propose contemporary interpretations of the architectural folly. “Folly” was established by Socrates, in partnership with the League, to explore the intersections between architecture and sculpture and the increasing overlaps in references, materials, and building techniques between the two disciplines. The winning architects received a grant and two-month residency at Socrates, in addition to the opportunity to build a full-scale project in the park. For more information about the project, click here.

The architects will talk about their project on-site at 4 p.m.

Free and open to all; no reservations necessary. Complimentary hot dogs, hamburgers, and lemonade while supplies last.

Curtain will be on view through October 21, 2012. Click here to read an interview with the architects.

Directions
Socrates Sculpture Park is located in Long Island City, Queens at the intersection of Broadway and Vernon Boulevard. The Administrative Offices are located directly across the street from the Park’s Broadway entrance at the intersection of Broadway, Vernon Boulevard and 11th Street.

Support
Folly, a partnership of Socrates Sculpture Park and the Architectural League, is made possible through a generous grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

Socrates Sculpture Park’s Exhibition Program is also supported by the generosity of the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Mark di Suvero, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and Spacetime C.C. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and by public funds from the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Special thanks to the City of New York, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, City Councilmembers Jimmy Van Bramer and Peter F. Vallone Jr., and the Department of Parks & Recreation, Commissioner Adrian Benepe.

Architectural League programs are additionally supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.