Cutaway: Drawing the Architectural Section

Cutaway: Drawing the Architectural Section Curator: Teresa Harris March 14, 2016 – June 17, 2016 Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm By the early sixteenth century, architects had established conventions for depicting the most important aspects of buildings, namely their elevations, plans, and sections. These conventions have continued to the present day, although computer-aided drafting and […]

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Avery Art Properties at the Norton Museum of Art

Art Properties has loaned six paintings by Florine Stettheimer and a drawing by Marguerite Zorach to the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, for their current exhibition O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York. This exhibition considers the art and careers of Marguerite Zorach, Florine Stettheimer, Helen Torr, and Georgia O’Keeffe […]

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Classics at Play

An exhibit of architectural toys from Avery’s collections Curated by: Teresa Harris November 16, 2015-January 29, 2016 Avery Classics reading room Frank Lloyd Wright credited Froebel blocks with teaching him the geometry of architecture. While not every child who played with Froebel’s toys grew into a world-renowned architect, the blocks represent the most celebrated example […]

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Celebrate Avery’s 125th Anniversary

Celebrate Avery’s 125th anniversary at this special one-day only exhibit! Here’s one of our treasures which will be in the show: Michael Graves Addition to the Whitney Museum, New York, New York: scheme 3, Madison Avenue elevation, 1988.    1990.004.00266 One of the most controversial projects of the 1980s, this drawing represents Graves’ third and final […]

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Celebrating Our 125th Anniversary

Please join us for: Highlights from the Permanent Collections: An Exhibit Celebrating Avery’s 125th Anniversary Year November 2nd  2015 Exhibit 3:00 – 9:00 pm Reception 5:30 – 8:30 pm Join us for this one night only opportunity to view 125 extraordinary works curated from Avery’s remarkable collections. Spanning seven centuries from Alberti, Serlio & Piranesi […]

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Avery Art Properties at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race

During the Spring 2015 semester, Art Properties worked with Elizabeth Hutchinson, Associate Professor of Art History, Barnard College/Columbia University, and her students on a set of ten drawings from the 1890s made by the Inupiat people. These drawings depict aspects of a ceremonial ritual still performed by some groups in Northwest Alaska, and are part […]

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A.J. Downing and His Legacy exhibition

A.J. Downing and His Legacy Assembled by the staff of Avery Library and Janet W. Foster, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University GSAPP September 1 – November 13, 2015 Avery Classics reading room Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm Alexander Jackson Downing, known as the “father” of the American architectural pattern book, was born 200 years ago, on October 31, […]

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G. P. Schafer Architect office visits Avery

  On June 24th , Avery Library welcomed the office of G. P. Schafer Architect for a viewing of materials from special collections.The evening focused on American domestic architecture, emphasizing the neoclassical and vernacular influences of interest to Mr. Schafer’s firm. Avery Classics presented a selection of books that a traced a narrative from the […]

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Sylvan Cemetery Honored by Victorian Society

Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art & Landscape at Woodlawn received “The ‘Victorian Society New York’ 2014 Exhibition and Catalogue Award” at ceremonies held at the New York School of Interior Design on June 3, 2015. Charles D. Warren and Carole Ann Fabian accepted the award on behalf of the project team. In brief remarks, Ms. Fabian […]

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