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  • Art in Public Spaces: Sculptures on the University of Chicago Campus

    Chicago | Dates: 28 May, 2014
    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Siting outdoor sculpture is a critical factor to the artwork’s meaning and the artistic intention, but how can this be navigated within an active and developing university campus? 

    Alice Kain, the campus art coordinator at the University of Chicago, examines examples of public artwork on the UChicago campus in Hyde Park as well as issues of landscaping, architecture, and conservation. 

    Key sculptures will include Nuclear Energy by Henry Moore, Construction in Space and Time and in the Third and Fourth Dimensions by Antoine Pevsner, and Concrete Traffic by Wolf Vostell (pictured).

    This talk is presented by the Newberry and is open to the public. 

    Location:

    The Newberry Library
    Towner Fellows’ Lounge
    60 West Walton Street
    Chicago, IL 60610

    Free.
  • Judy Ledgerwood: Chromatic Patterns for the Smart Museum

    Chicago | Dates: 26 Dec, 2013 – 20 Jul, 2014

    Chicago-based artist Judy Ledgerwood’s immense, site-specific wall painting for the Smart Museum is part of an ongoing series inspired by the energetic, asymmetrical rhythms of composer Morton Feldman’s Patterns in a Chromatic Field (1981).

    The painting is comprised of horizontal bands of boldly colored patterns—blue with bronze, fluorescent red with mint green, spring green with copper—that run across the large central wall in the Smart’s lobby. The work responds to both the soaring, symmetrical architecture of the space and, in its repeating patterns, the design of Louis Sullivan’s elevator screens for the Chicago Stock Exchange building (two of which are on view in the lobby).

    The artist (with the help of an assistant) painted Chromatic Patterns by hand directly on the wall. The work, in the artist’s words, is made to "hang tapestry-like" with drooping and irregular edges that contrast with the clean lines of the Museum’s modernist architecture.

  • CFP: Ideas and Enlightenment: The Long Eighteenth Century

    Sydney | Dates: 15 Jun, 2014
    The Sydney Intellectual History Network and ‘Putting Periodisation to Use’ Research Group at the University of Sydney invite you to the Fifteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar (DNS), with the theme ‘Ideas and Enlightenment’. Inaugurated and supported by the National Library of Australia, the DNS conference is the leading forum for eighteenth-century studies in Australasia. It brings together scholars from across the region and internationally who work on the long eighteenth century in a range of disciplines, including history, literature, art and architectural history, philosophy, the history of science, musicology, anthropology, archaeology and studies of material culture.

    We welcome proposals for papers or panels on the following topics, although please note that the conference organisers are open to proposals for subjects that fall outside of these broad themes:

    • Making Ideas Visible
    • Biography and the History of Individual Life
    • Economic Ideas in Social and Political Contexts
    • Global Sensibilities
    • National Identity and Cosmopolitanism
    • Antiquaries and Alternative Versions of the Classical Tradition
    • Periodisation and the question of Period Styles
    • ‘Enlightenment’ and the Pacific
    • Spectacle, Sociability and Pleasure
    • Genres of Enlightenment
    • Science, Technology and Medicine
    • Borders and Empire
    • Historiography of the Enlightenment
    • Post-Enlightenment trajectories in literature and art

    We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers. Proposals consist of a 250-word abstract and 2-page cv, sent via email as a pdf attachment to sihn.dns@sydney.edu.au.

    Deadline for submissions: 15 June 2014

    If you have questions about the conference, please contact the organizing committee at sihn.dns@sydney.edu.au.

  • CCA Formations Summer Workshops 2014

    San Francisco | Dates: 04 – 15 Aug, 2014

    CCA’s Architecture Division presents FORMATIONS SUMMER 2014: a series of workshops for college students, professionals, and members of the broader architectural community. This year’s lineup of one-week workshops will be held from August 4 to August 15, 2014. Led by CCA faculty, these workshops will expose students to innovative methods and techniques of drawing, model-making, computational design, and digital fabrication.

    Registration is now open! See the Registration page for more info.

    Please contact formations@cca.edu if you have any questions.

  • Friends of ASOR Connects Members with the Ancient Near East

    Dates: 23 May, 2014
    Friends of ASOR are people who are interested in archaeological and historical research in the eastern Mediterranean. Founded in 1900, ASOR supports and encourages the study of the cultures and history of the Near East, from the earliest times to the present. We invite you to register today so that you can join our team and receive exclusive benefits (The Ancient Near East Today and theResource Page).

    The Ancient Near East Today
    This monthly e-newsletter disseminates ideas, insights and discoveries to Friends of ASOR. You can become a Friend for FREE, you only need register. The ANE Today appears on the third Tuesday of each month and features contributions from diverse academics, a forum featuring debates of current developments from the field, and links to news and resources. The ANE Today covers the entire Near East, and each issue presents discussions ranging from the state of biblical archaeology to archaeology after the Arab Spring. Sign up today for free and be a part of this community of discovery!

    ASOR Resources
    The Friends of ASOR Resource Page is an online resource for all things ancient Near Eastern. The FOA Resource Page brings together far-flung links to libraries, publications, museums, exhibitions, projects and much more. This page will be a prime destination for scholars, students and lay people who want a master portal into the world of the Ancient Near East. The page is still under development, so take the opportunity to tell us what kind of online resources would be useful to you. In the meanwhile, please explore the videos compiled on the Multimedia Resources page.

  • Architecture 101: Bio-architecture

    Washington | Dates: 23 Jul, 2014

    Though modern Western buildings are often designed in geometric forms, bio-architecture demonstrates the growing influence of nature through the predominance of organic, nature-inspired patterns and shapes. Learn about this unusual style of architecture, which is exemplified by the work of architects like Antoni Gaudí and Santiago Calatrava.

    1.5 LU (AIA)

    $12 Member | $10 Student | $20 Non-member.
    Special Series Pricing for all three lectures: $30 Member | $25 Student | $50 Non-member.

    Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

    Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

    Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014 
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Jason Reblando: New Deal Utopias

    Chicago | Dates: 26 Apr – 22 Sep, 2014
    During the Great Depression, the U.S. government built three planned communities of Greenbelt, Maryland; Greenhills, Ohio; and Greendale, Wisconsin. In photographing these "Greenbelt Towns," I explore the New Deal vision to resettle displaced farmers and poor urban dwellers in model cities which unified the best elements of "town" and country." I create an evocation of utopia as a place and idea in the American mind, while examining how this vision plays out in the contemporary moment. I draw inspiration for my work from my curiosity in power structures and urban planning, in order to explore the complex relationship between humans, nature and the built environment. -Jason Reblando

    Dates: 
    Saturday, April 26 - Monday, September 22, 2014

    Hours: 
    Daily, 10 am - 6:30 pm (7 days a week); Holidays 10 am - 4 pm

    Location:
    City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower
    806 N. Michigan Ave. 
    Chicago, IL 60611

    Admission:
    FREE

    Website: 
    For more information, visit www.jasonreblando.com


  • The Rose Garden Celebration

    Bronx | Dates: 07 – 08 Jun, 2014
    Come June, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is a sea of warm color, flush with the reds, whites, yellows, and pinks of more than 4,000 blooming plants. In celebration of the delicate beauty that defines this collection, as well as the peak of its seasonal color, stop by for two days of live music, plant care demonstrations and tours with expert rosarians, and light summer refreshments in the shade of the garden's overlooks. In connection with the Groundbreakers exhibition which runs concurrently, the Rose Garden Festival will feature music from the Jazz Age.

    The period around the Rose Garden Festival includes a variety of rose-related educational programs, including Adult Education courses and a special one-day intensive program, A Day of Roses: Great Rosarians of the World™ East 2014. Get more information.

    View the full list of programs and events happening at the Garden during the Rose Garden Festival.
    Festival Ticket Pricing

    Adults: $30 
    Children 2–12: $15 
    Children under 2: Free 
    Members: Free

    Ticket includes all Festival activities plus All-Garden Pass admission, which includes access to special exhibitions in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Tram Tour, and more.

    All adults 21 and older who intend to consume alcohol will be required to show valid photo ID as proof of age upon entry to the festival. All Festival activities are rain or shine.


  • Breaking Ground: American Women Landscape Pioneers: A Talk on Beatrix Farrand

    Bronx | Dates: 04 Jun, 2014
    Wednesday, June 4
    10:00am - 12:00pm
    Judith B. Tankard 
    NYBG - Ross Lecture Hall

    The only female founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Farrand was born in New York City, and studied horticulture with Charles Sprague Sargent, director of the Arnold Arboretum. Through her social connections, she received major estate commissions and developed a reputation for an elegant style and rich architectural detail. While Farrand completed more than 110 gardens-including projects for the White House and The Morgan Library-her most notable surviving works are Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.; the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine; and the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at NYBG. Includes a visit to the Rockefeller Rose Garden.
  • Intro to Landscape Design

    Bronx | Dates: 04 – 18 Jun, 2014
    3 Wednesdays, 6/4–6/18/14
    06:15pm - 09:15pm
    Instructor: Jeffrey Erb 

    Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design.
  • Introduction to Design Principles

    Glencoe | Dates: 10 Jun, 2014
    June 10, 2014
    7 – 9 p.m.
    Lakeside Room, Visitor Center
    Valerie Gerdes Lemme, landscape architect, ASLA
    $37 nonmember; members receive 20% discount

    This workshop introduces and reviews the landscape design process of site analysis, conceptual design, and evaluations, based on such landscape-design principles as balance, symmetry, proportion, scale, and unity. Looking at plant combinations and landscape features, you will learn about color, texture, line, form, and methods of creating garden spaces.
  • The American Cottage Garden

    Glencoe | Dates: 07 Jun, 2014
    June 7, 2014
    1 – 3 p.m.
    Linnaeus Room
    Nina Koziol, garden writer
    $37 nonmember; members receive 20% discount

    Exuberant gardens overflowing with old-fashioned flowers—that is the vision that comes to mind when we think of cottage gardens. Shrub roses, foxgloves, poppies, forget-me-nots, hollyhocks, vegetables, and herbs all have a place in this one-of-a-kind garden. Discover bed and border designs and plant combinations that can help you get the look of an English cottage garden.
  • Landscapes for Nature and Wildlife

    Glencoe | Dates: 29 May, 2014
    May 29, 2014
    1 – 3 p.m.
    Annex 2
    John Raffetto, horticulture educator 
    $37 nonmember; members receive 20% discount

    Learn to attract wildlife with design ideas and plants selected for use as food, shelter, and water for birds, butterflies, and small mammals. Discussion will include specific plants that may be introduced into a traditional landscape to attract and support wildlife in your garden. A Garden walk will be included, so please dress for the weather.
  • Landscape and Sculpture

    Bronx | Dates: 29 May, 2014
    Thursday, 5/29/14
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    Recently, greater attention to the role of public sculpture has translated into more clients wishing to include art in their landscape plans. Three innovative designed landscapes for contemporary sculpture are accessible from New York as design inspiration: LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton, and Storm King in the Lower Hudson Valley. Each garden presents a unique landscape vision and are models of careful placement and sensitive planting reflecting a rich collaboration between sculptor, horticulturist, and landscape architect. In some cases, the artist has constructed a site-specific sculpture or land form, working with nature and within the broader context of the garden or countryside. A brief introduction to earlier American sculpture gardens will complement these explorations.
  • Breaking Ground: American Women Landscape Pioneers: A Talk on Marian Coffin

    Bronx | Dates: 18 Jun, 2014
    Wednesday, June 18th
    10am-12pm

    After graduating from MIT with a degree in landscape architecture in 1904, Coffin established a successful landscape design practice in New York City. Her clients included some of America's most distinguished families, including the Fricks, Vanderbilts, Huttons, and du Ponts. An astute businesswoman who insisted on the same fees as her male counterparts, she designed over 50 significant estate gardens in the Northeast and was recognized for her refined and elegant work, including the gardens of Winterthur. Includes a visit to NYBG's Benenson Ornamental Conifers, designed by Coffin in the 1940s.
  • Women and the City- From a Landscape Perspective

    Bronx | Dates: 20 Jun, 2014
    Cities are the grand challenge of the 21st century, and for over 100 years, women have played a crucial, if under-celebrated, role in shaping and adapting our urban spaces. Award-winning author and landscape historian Thaisa Way, ASLA, leads a fascinating session with four experts in landscape scholarship and practice that examines the ways women have influenced how we look at – and live in – the modern city. 

    Photographing the City – As archivists and activists, photographers have been fascinated by the urban landscape since the camera was invented. Mary Woods (Michael A. McCarthy Professor of Architectural Theory at Cornell University) uses historical and contemporary images by Frances Benjamin Johnston, Mattie Edwards Hewitt, Margaret Morton and others to provoke questions about cityscapes, yesterday and today. 

    Designing the 'Shapely City' – Presenting her latest work, Sonja Dümpelmann (Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design) explores the lasting contributions of women pioneers to contemporary urban and suburban design around the world. 

    Sensuality in the City – Scale, detail, and material all contribute to the everyday pleasures of urban reality. ASLA award-winning scholar Linda Jewell (Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California), looks at legendary designers from Beatrix Farrand onward, who have given a high priority to creating an intimate and sensual experience, whether in private gardens or public spaces. 

    Transforming the City – Celebrated landscape architect Susannah C. Drake (Founding Principal, dlandstudio architecture + landscape architecture pllc in Brooklyn) presents her vision of beautiful, healthy, ecologically intelligent design that can transform the way we imagine and experience the urban landscape, looking at projects such as the Brooklyn Bridge Pop-up Park and the forthcoming Gowanus Canal Sponge Park™. 

    The symposium concludes with a self-guided exhibit tour of Great American Gardens & the Women who Photographed Them in the Rondina and Lo Faro Gallery. 

    Support provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • 7th International Urban Design Conference

    Adelaide | Dates: 01 – 03 Sep, 2014

    The conference “Designing Productive Cities” will explore the framework required for creating today’s cities, the process of designing and shaping our cities to make them more functional, attractive and sustainable.

    We will examine affordable housing and diversity for “Gen Y” who are interested in more compact design models. For the rapidly growing ageing population sector, we will discuss isolation, location, ease of transport, mobility and affordability. 

    Designing productive cities also has other considerations including Social Equity, Inclusion and developing meaningful relationships and interconnectivity between Cities and Regional Australia. - See more at: http://urbandesignaustralia.com.au/#sthash.Til85mj4.dpuf
  • Iron Designer Challenge

    New York | Dates: 05 Jun, 2014

    The upcoming Iron Designer competition, to raise money for the nonprofit Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction.  Every year, we attract a VIP list of industry professionals.

    This competition gives high school students the opportunity to work with architectural and engineering professionals, and learn the basics of good design. This year, there will be ten teams including those hosted by Gensler, Turner, Cerami, SOM, Parsons, Ennead, Sam Schwartz, a team sponsored by Omni and Thornton Tomasetti.

  • UCLA A.UD: RUMBLE

    Los Angeles | Dates: 09 – 14 Jun, 2014
    UCLA Architecture and Urban Design‘s end of the year all-school exposition engages students, faculty, and the international design community in a discourse on the forefront of contemporary design and innovation. With 20,000 square feet of studio and program installations, 240 projects on view and 90 leading critics and practitioners, RUMBLE redefines the provocative opportunities confronting the next generation of architects.

    RUMBLE takes place in Perloff Hall on the UCLA campus and at IDEAS on the Hercules campus in Playa Vista.
    Perloff Hall is located on the UCLA Campus.
    Perloff Hall, M-S, 9am – 5pm
    Info: 310.267.4704
    Parking is available in Lot 3 for $12, purchase parking at the Westholme Ave and Hilgard Ave kiosk.
    Alternative parking is available at Self-Service Parking Pay Stations 
    Check the website for confirmation of all programs at www.aud.ucla.edu
    The campus map is available at www.maps.ucla.edu/campus/

    IDEAS at the Hercules Campus, 5865 S. Campus Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094
    Information: 310.267.4704
    Parking is available on site.

    http://www.aud.ucla.edu/news/rumble_2014__441.html

  • Conversations in Place: The Past in the 21st Century

    Long Beach | Dates: 10 Aug, 2014

    Rancho Los Alamitos hosts The Past in the 21st Century, a panel of nationally renowned directors and preservationists who will explore the evolving role of museums and historic sites and how they are being re-imagined for next generation audiences in an ever-changing, multi-cultural world on August 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

    Presenters include Richard West of the Autry National Center of the American West; Wayne Donaldson, Chairman of the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; and Pamela Seager, Executive Director of Rancho Los Alamitos. 

    Rancho Los Alamitos is located at 6400 Bixby Hill Road in Long Beach. Tickets may be obtained online at http://www.rancholosalamitos.org or by calling 562.431.3541.

    The event is sponsored in part by Metabolic Studio and IMPRINT Culture Lab.