Avery Drawings in MoMA Latin America in Construction exhibition

Sports Palace (Mexico City, Mexico), 1968 from the collection: Félix Candela architectural records and papers; Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

A never-before exhibited scrapbook documenting Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1931 trip to Rio will be on display in the Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art from March 29-July 19, 2015.

The scrapbook, part of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives, and 2 drawings of the Sports Palace in Mexico City by Felix Candela are on loan to the exhibition from Avery Library’s Drawings & Archives Department.

The show offers a complex overview of the positions, debates, and architectural creativity from Mexico and Cuba to the Southern Cone between 1955 and the early 1980s.

The exhibition features architectural drawings, architectural models, vintage photographs, and film clips alongside newly commissioned models and photographs. While the exhibition focuses on the period of 1955 to 1980 in most of the countries of Latin America, it is introduced by an ample prelude on the preceding three decades of architectural developments in the region, presentations of the development of several key university campuses in cities like Mexico City and Caracas, and a look at the development of the new Brazilian capital at Brasilia.

Exhibition website

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