Dealer’s Choice: The Samuel Kootz Gallery 1945-1966

Art Properties has loaned a painting to the exhibition Dealer’s Choice: The Samuel Kootz Gallery 1945-1966, now open at the Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia in Charlottesville. This exhibition focuses on gallery owner Samuel Kootz (1898-1982), who was instrumental in showcasing some of the biggest names in mid-century European and American modernism, including the […]

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CLASSIC WRIGHT: Frank Lloyd Wright in Print

CLASSIC WRIGHT: Frank Lloyd Wright in Print Curator: Teresa Harris June 26 – November 3, 2017 Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Avery Classics Reading Room, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth on June 8th, 1867, Avery Classics has staged an exhibition focusing on publications […]

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Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library Remembers Hilary Ballon

Hilary Ballon, former professor at Columbia University’s Department of Art & Archaeology, passed away on June 16, 2017 at age 61. She spent 22 years at Columbia University, where she won the University’s three awards for outstanding teaching and chaired the Department of Art History and Archaeology. After leaving Columbia she was Senior Advisor to […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive

Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library and MoMA are pleased to announce the opening of a co-presented exhibition, Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, June 12 – October 1, 2017 at the Museum of Modern Art. Drawing on the expansive Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archive, jointly acquired by Avery and MoMA in 2012, […]

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Avery Art Properties at Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry

Columbia University is the major lender to the current exhibition Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry, which is now open at The Jewish Museum in New York City (May 5-September 24, 2017), and then travels to the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Canada (October 21, 2017-January 28, 2018). Columbia is the largest repository for the art […]

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Avery Library Remembers Christopher Gray (1950-2016)

Christopher Gray was a major figure in the rising swell of interest in New York City architectural history that began in the aftermath of the demolition of Pennsylvania Station. With a degree in Art History from Columbia in 1975, Chris founded the Office of Metropolitan History that same year to provide research services to historic […]

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WET PAINT!!

WET PAINT!! The North American paint & varnish industry, as it expanded, left us with an amazing assortment of colorful vintage objects—cans, sample sets, store displays and advertising signs. Avery Library in collaboration with private lenders, is pleased to present WET PAINT!! The exhibit displays items dating from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century and […]

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Avery Classics New Acquisition

Avery Classics recently acquired a complete set of the Dutch magazine Utopia: Tweemaandelijks tijdschrift voor wetenscahpp amusement (Utopia: Bi-monthly for scientific entertainment). Utopia was published between 1975 and 1978 in Delft. Obviously influenced by Archigram‘s style, each issue features a unique format with illustrations drawing on contemporary trends such as Pop Art. The magazine explores […]

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Pritzker Prize 2017 Awarded

Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta have been selected as the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates. Known for their highly collaborative practice,  the three architects’ work makes use of modern materials including steel and plastic, contextualized to local environments. The 2017 Pritzker Prize Jury Citation states, in part: “we live in a globalized world […]

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