Monthly Archives: November 2018

An Evening with Avery: Karl Friedrich Schinkel

Kurt Forster & Barry Bergdoll
in Conversation
Reception and book signing following

Thursday, December 6th 2018
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Stronach Center
8th Floor Schermerhorn Hall

Please join us for a very special Evening with Avery celebrating our recent acquisition of Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Werke der höheren Baukunst.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Professors Kurt Forster (Professor Emeritus, Yale School of Architecture) and Barry Bergdoll (Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History, Columbia University)  will discuss this incomparable portfolio of Schinkel’s work and Forster’s recently published Schinkel: A Meander Through His Life and Work (Birkhauser, 2018)

The evening’s program is co-sponsored by Avery Friends and Columbia’s Department of Art History & Archaeology, Collins-Kaufmann Forum.

Image Credit: Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Interior view of reception hall in the royal palace on the Acropolis, Werke der höheren Baukunst (Potsdam: Verlag von Ferdinand Riegel, 1840-1848).

Transportation Alternatives

New York City as it will be in 1999: a pictorial forecast of the city, 1900. (AA735 N4 N422)

 

TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES

Curator: Lena Newman, Special Collections Librarian

November 9, 2018 – February 8, 2019
Monday – Friday9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Avery Classics Reading Room, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

In April 2019, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will shut down the Canarsie Tunnel, a vital underground link that carries L-train riders between Manhattan and Brooklyn, for much-needed repairs. As New Yorkers know all too well, the problems plaguing the city’s transportation infrastructure extend far beyond a single subway line. Express bus lanes, Citi bikes, pedestrian plazas, the constant debate around congestion pricing for cars – all these are attempts made by the city to deal with an aging and increasingly inadequate transportation system. But the challenge of moving people in to, out of and around the city isn’t a new one. The objects in this exhibit seek to illustrate various transportation solutions – from the never realized to the barely still working – throughout New York’s history.