134th Annual Meeting
Remarks and election of officers and directors
Open galleries at the Museum of the City of New York and tours of Saving Place: Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks
Rosalie Genevro, Executive Director, The Architectural League of New York
Billie Tsien, President, The Architectural League of New York
Election of officers and directors
Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of the City of New York
Wendy Evans Joseph, exhibition designer, Saving Place, and principal, Studio Joseph
Exhibition tours, Saving Place
Museum of the City of New York
Over the course of the past decade, under the leadership of Susan Henshaw Jones, the Museum of the City of New York has undertaken a $95 million capital project to renovate and expand its premises. The museum was founded in Gracie Mansion in 1923, and moved to its current home at Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street in 1932. The Colonial Revival style building was designed by Joseph H. Freedlander. The current renovation, designed by Ennead Architects, was begun in 2006 and includes an extensive renovation of the entire building, as well as the addition of a new three-level structure on an adjacent lot to accommodate collections storage and a new 3000 square foot gallery.
League members will have the opportunity to view special and ongoing exhibitions including:
Saving Place: Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks, which celebrates the impact of New York City’s pioneering landmarks law, using material including documents, drawings, photographs, and building elements, to examine the development of the landmarks movement from early preservation efforts at the beginning of the 20th century, through legal challenges to the 60s and 70s, to contemporary design and the shaping of historic districts;
Everything Is Design: The Work of Paul Rand, an extensive collection of his graphic design;
Activist New York, documenting the city’s history of movements for social change;
and the film Timescapes, which traces the growth of New York City from a small settlement to the present.