Guastavino exhibition opens at the Boston Public Library

Seventeen drawings and numerous artifacts and photographs from the Guastavino archives in the Avery Library Drawings & Archives are on display in a new exhibition at the Boston Public Library. Titled Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America’s Great Public Spaces, the exhibition was curated by a team of scholars under the direction of Professor […]

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Pedro E. Guerrero, photographer of F.L. Wright’s work

Pedro E. Guerrero, a photographer who spent years photographing Frank Lloyd Wright's modernist architecture died on Thursday Sept. 13, 2012.  New York Times obituary He was Wright's exclusive photographer for the last 20 years of Wright's life. He also photographed works by Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, Philip Johnson and Marcel Breuer. Detail of  the 1987 […]

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FL Wright Archives join collections of Avery and MoMA

Columbia University, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation have announced that the vast archives of Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) have been jointly acquired by the University and the Museum and will become part of their permanent collections. Wright is considered by many to be one of the 20th century’s […]

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MoMA Century of the Child exhibition

The Museum of Modern Art exhibition  Century of the Child, has 5 drawings from the Avery Library Drawings and Archives department. 3 drawings from the Spanish Children's Drawings and 2 drawings by Otto Wagner, probably never exhibited before for a Haus des Kindes of 1917. Wagner died in 1918 and the project was never built. […]

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Urban Fabric exhibition

GSAPP Professor Andrew Dolkart's exhibition on the Garment District will open at the Skyscraper Museum in Battery Park on Tuesday, July 24th, from 6-9 pm.  Avery Library Drawings & Archives is lending 5 drawings to the exhibition: 4 drawings by Buchman and Kahn and 1 drawing by Emery Roth of buildings in the garment district […]

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A Final Resting Place and Its Afterlife: Woodlawn Cemetery

Depending on whom you ask, Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, which began a lengthy 150th anniversary program this year that will culminate in 2014 with an exhibition at the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, has anywhere between 20 and 100 years left as an active cemetery (that’s the industry term for a place that […]

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Woodlawn Cemetery preservation grant

Tremendous news! The Woodlawn Cemetery was awarded a preservation grant of $150,000 from American Express/National Trust for Historic Preservation for participating in the Partners in Preservation NYC Initiative.  They received 100% of the requested funds to restore the Belmont Mausoleum! A BIG THANKS goes out to EVERYONE around the globe that supported them in this […]

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Graduate Archival Interns

Drawings and Archives welcomes our new Graduate Archival Interns for 2012-2013.  Emily Rinaldi (GSAPP-HP) will be working on the papers of the architect Alan Burnham (1913-1984), an early preservationist supporting the foundation of the New York City Landmarks Commission .  Pamela Casey (MFA-Writing) will be processing the papers of another notable New Yorker, Henry Hope […]

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About the Edgar A. Tafel Archive blog–NEW Avery blog

Avery Library Drawings & Archives Department has a new blog!!  Welcome to the "About the Edgar A. Tafel Archive" blog!! Tania Franco, the new archivist for the Edgar A. Tafel Archives, will document the processing of the archive until its eventual publication in an online finding aid. She also intends to highlight some fascinating findings […]

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