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  • Order in All Things: Community and Identity in Shaker Architecture

    Chicago | Dates: 07 Feb – 26 Apr, 2015
    LUMA will present a survey of buildings constructed by or for the Shakers, from the 18th to the 20th century. Shaker spirituality sought to order one's life away from the temptations of the world and towards heaven. This was expressed in Shaker architecture and varied from community to community. The exhibit will explore a variety of Shaker styles found in 15 of its past and current communities throughout the United States and highlight their similarities and differences. The exhibit will demonstrate how the Shakers' built environment reflected their desire to promote piety, prosperity, and a communal identity.
  • Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection and As It Is in Heaven: The Legacy of Shaker Faith and Design

    Chicago | Dates: 07 Feb – 26 Apr, 2015

    This dual exhibition will present an overview of the history of theUnited Society of Believers for Christ’s Second Appearing, more commonly known as the Shakers. The exhibitions will comprise objects from the Faith and Edward Deming Andrews Collection at Hancock Shaker Village as well as pieces from local Chicago collections. The uniqueness of 18th- and 19th-century Shaker design and industry, and the religious tenants that underlay life in Shaker villages, particularly the philosophy of “hands to work and hearts to God” will be explored. Programs will examine aspects of the Shakers’ cultural legacy in music and dance.

    Gather Up the Fragments is organized by Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • NEH Summer Institute in Granada

    Granada | Dates: 15 Jun – 10 Jul, 2015
    “The Alhambra and Spain’s Islamic Past” uses the magnificent 13th-14th-century Alhambra palace complex in Granada to study Spain’s engagement with its diverse cultural and religious history. The Institute begins with the palaces, gardens, and courtyards remaining from the Islamic period and proceeds to observe how over time the Alhambra was variously represented in traveler’s accounts, prints, paintings, and photographs as Orientalist fantasy, picturesque playground, and most recently as celebrated national monument. Through the specific history of the Alhambra, the Institute explores the culturally complex history of Muslim-Christian relations in Europe. More broadly, it considers the relationship between nationalism and memory—how a nation like Spain frames its Islamic past—and the importance of architectural monuments in the making of community identity. Application deadline: March 2, 2015.
  • Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature

    Atlanta | Dates: 18 Jan – 05 Apr, 2015

    Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature discusses the techniques through which animals and humans have adapted to differing environments through an amazing diversity of structures. The exhibition investigates the ways that human dwellings extract, use, and discard energy, water and other precious natural resources and reveals innovative new design solutions that can help restore the health and viability of Earth’s natural environment.

    Sustainable Shelters is organized by the Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota.

  • The Architectural Image, 1920-1950: Prints, Drawings, and Paintings from a Private Collection

    Washington | Dates: 08 Nov, 2014 – 03 May, 2015

    Between 1920 and 1950, architecture changed more profoundly and more rapidly than during any similar timespan in history. At the beginning of the period, an ornate form of neoclassicism—as promoted by the centuries-old École des Beaux Arts in Paris—was still prevalent in the U.S. and much of Europe. But that tradition was soon challenged by the newly established Bauhaus school in Germany, which advocated functional design free of unnecessary ornament. By the end of the period, International Style modernism, which was largely based on Bauhaus principles, was by far the predominant force in architectural education and practice.

    The changing tastes, theories, and obsessions of that era were often documented by prominent artists who found architecture and construction to be compelling subject matter. Some of these artists saw beauty in the inherent geometries of buildings, which they crisply captured via woodcuts or similar high-contrast media. Some celebrated the workers who built soaring skyscrapers or who toiled in modern factories. Others were simply fascinated by the burgeoning skylines and great works of infrastructure that distinguished the modern metropolis.

    This exhibition presents 70 prints, original drawings, and paintings from the period, all drawn from a single private collection in Washington, D.C. Included are works by such noteworthy printmakers as Howard Cook, Louis Lozowick, and Charles Turzak. Collectively, these works not only shed light on the dramatic emergence of modernism, but also reveal a certain optimistic spirit that seemed to persist amid the ongoing political, economic, and social upheaval of the era. By virtue of their bold patterns, intriguing perspectives, and masterful execution, these images invite the viewer into the captivating realm that lies at the intersection of art and architecture.

  • Call for articles. Journal of Architecture and Urbanism - Rethinking Le Corbusier: Urban Design and History

    Dates: 18 Dec, 2014 – 30 Oct, 2015
    CALL FOR ARTICLES Journal of Architecture and Urbanism (Taylor and Francis/ Routledge) SPECIAL ISSUE: 2016 NO. 1 Theme of the issue Rethinking Le Corbusier: Urban Design and History Summary of the subject and premise It is generally believed that Le Corbusier’s urban planning made a break with the past, and that the public spaces designed by him had nothing to do with anything that existed before – a conviction fostered by both the innovative character of his proposals and by the proliferation in his manifestos of watchwords that mask any evocation of the past. However, in his writings, Le Corbusier often mentioned the powerful analogy that exists between the architecture of other times and the logic of modern production; and although this causal relationship has often been demonstrated with respect to his architecture, it has rarely been extended to the public space. This special issue of the Journal of Architecture and Urbanism aims to fill that gap by systematically analysing Le Corbusier’s relationship with the history of urbanism. Articles may focus on his reflections on the public space of earlier times, the influence that this had on his own output, the relationship of his proposals with the pre-existing city, and other subjects that clarify the affinity that he established with the past within urban design. They may deal with any period of his career and training, but should offer new perspectives on his public spaces and their relationship with history. Guest editor of the special issue Marta Sequeira (contact: martasequeiracarneiro@gmail.com) Submissions All submitted proposals are subject to initial appraisal by the guest editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Submissions are, therefore, to be held in two stages. First stage: Potential contributors should send their abstracts, by email, to the guest editor (maximum of 250 words or 1200 characters with spaces) hereinafter and until October 30th 2015. In this phase, it will be assessed its relevance with regard to the issue's theme. The result of this first analysis will be reported to the authors by email. Second stage: If abstracts are found suitable for further consideration, article submission should be done online at the Journal of Architecture and Urbanism ScholarOne Manuscripts site (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ttpa). Authors must specify in the manuscript that it is a “proposal for the special issue Rethinking Le Corbusier: Urban Design and History”. All submissions must be done according to the guidelines provided in the journal’s page on Taylor and Francis website. The deadline for article submissions is November 15th 2015. For article submissions, please see http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=ttpa20&page=instructions#.VFtyoRZRYrc For more information about the journal, please see http://www.tandfonline.com/TTPA
  • Art Basel

    Basel | Dates: 18 – 21 Jun, 2015

    Welcome to the premier international art show of its kind for Modern and contemporary works, bringing leading galleries from around the world to the heart of Europe. The exhibition includes the highest-quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works.

    Basel is uniquely situated at the border between Switzerland, France and Germany. With its world-class museums, theaters, concert halls, medieval old town, and new architecture, it ranks as one of Europe’s most alluring cultural cities.

    Art Basel has been described as the ‘Olympics of the Art World’. Approximately 300 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa show the work of more than 4,000 artists, ranging from the great masters of Modern art to the latest generation of emerging stars. 

    The show's individual sectors represent every artistic medium: paintings, sculpture, installations, videos, multiples, prints, photography, and performance. Each day offers a full program of events, including symposiums, films, and artist talks. Further afield, exhibitions and events are offered by cultural institutions in Basel and the surrounding area, creating an exciting, region-wide art week.
  • Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

    Los Angeles | Dates: 20 Feb – 24 May, 2015

    This February, the Hammer Museum will present the West Coast debut of Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, featuring the imaginative work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, such as a handbag for Longchamp, to large-scale structures like the new distillery for Bombay Sapphire Gin.

    On view at the Hammer from February 20 to May 24, 2015, Provocations will feature a selection of Heatherwick Studio’s projects through the display of prototypes, large-scale models, objects, photographs, and film and video footage.

    “Provocations is an extraordinary exhibition that brings the talent and versatility of Heatherwick Studio to the audiences of Los Angeles,” remarks Hammer director Ann Philbin. “This exhibition will be an eye-opener for many visitors at the Hammer who are able to take a close look at the British designer’s creative process and remarkable products and buildings.”

    Heatherwick Studio, established in 1994, is recognized for its highly inventive approach to everyday design challenges, frequently combining novel engineering with new materials and innovative technology to create unusual, often sculptural, building forms. The project that first garnered Heatherwick international recognition was the Rolling Bridge which crosses London’s Grand Union Canal near Paddington Station. Asked to design a bridge to span the small channel through which boats pass, Heatherwick acknowledged that most drawbridges are unattractive when raised. His solution was to create an eight-part section of the bridge using hydraulic pistons that eliminated the need for visible cables and piers. The bridge’s unique motion, which rolls up into a circular snail-like form, continues to attract crowds and won the 2005 British Structural Steel Award.

    Thomas Heatherwick, born in 1970, has received international acclaim in the design and architecture community resulting in numerous accolades for his innovative work. Named an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA, Heatherwick has been awarded the Prince Philip Designers Prize, was appointed a Royal Designer for Industry and received the RIBA’s Lubetkin Prize, the London Design Medal, and a CBE for his contribution to the design industry.

    “I’ve followed Thomas Heatherwick’s work since 2003 and I believe he is one of the most brilliant designers of our time. In fact, I share the opinion expressed by his mentor, fellow British designer Sir Terence Conran, who has called him ‘the Leonardo da Vinci of our times’ for his complex ideas and keen sense of construction,” said exhibition curator Brooke Hodge. “I am thrilled that the Hammer has the opportunity to present Heatherwick’s ideas and designs to Los Angeles through this unique exhibition.”

    This exhibition examines the astonishing range of Heatherwick Studio’s practice by focusing on the design concepts behind early creations such as the rotation-molded “Spun” chairs as well as current large public and private architectural work in the U.K., South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and China.  Included will be such projects as the U.K. Pavilion— known as the Seed Cathedral—at the 2010 World Expo; a Learning Hub for Nanyang Technological University; and a contemporary art museum created within a grain silo.

    Among Heatherwick Studio’s latest high-visibility designs that will be on view as part of the Hammer installation are the 2012 redesign of London’s double decker buses, known as the New Routemaster, and the cauldron for the internationally televised ceremonial lighting of the London 2012 Olympic Games torch.

    Organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Provocations is curated by Brooke Hodge, deputy director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The Hammer’s presentation is organized by curator Aram Moshayedi.

    Provocations is currently on view at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas through January 4 and travels to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York after the Hammer from June 21 to October 25, 2015.

  • CFP: CAAD Biannual Conference: Place (Austin, 12-15 Nov 15)

    Austin | Dates: 16 Dec, 2014 – 30 Apr, 2015

    Austin, Texas, November 12 - 15, 2015
    Deadline: Apr 30, 2015
    PLACE: Image, Text & Performance

    The Center for Art of Africa and Its Diasporas (CAAD) at the University of Texas at Austin is inaugurating its 1st Biannual conference with the question about “place.” We invite rigorous considerations of the notion of “place” and its relationship between particular political, social, and geographic locations, and the visual cultures of Africa and the African diasporas. The notion of “place” simultaneously serves as a physical and a conceptual framework, an action and location, a site and a citation. In an increasingly globalizing world, how does one grapple with alternative spaces created by displacement, international travel, and social media?

    We welcome artists, collectors, curators and scholars to submit a 150-300-word abstract, CV/resume to: caadconference@austin.utexas.edu by April 30, 2015.

    Please e-mail us if you are interested in chairing a panel, organizing a panel session, or for more information about our panel expectations.

  • Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art

    Honolulu | Dates: 12 Feb – 07 Jun, 2015

    This showcase of objects of Islamic art from the spectacular Honolulu home of philanthropist and art collector Doris Duke (1912-1993) also includes new works by eight contemporary artists of Islamic background, all of whom have participated in Shangri La’s artist in residency program.

    The works from Duke’s personal collection are being shown outside of Shangri La for the first time, in an exhibition that was organized on the centenary of her birth. After travelling nationally for two years, the show ends its journey in the objects’ “home”—Honolulu. Large-scale, newly commissioned photographs by Tim Street-Porter establish the context of the legendary five-acre property of Shangri La.

    Open to the public under the auspices of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA), Shangri La today maintains a collection of some 2,500 objects. With the estate able to accommodate approximately 20,000 visitors a year, the exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La is an extraordinary opportunity for thousands more to experience what guest curators Donald Albrecht and Tom Mellins call the “inventive synthesis” of architecture, landscape, and Islamic art that Duke achieved. In addition, the exhibition is a must-see even for those who have visited the Diamond Head property—most of the works in the show are not on view at Shangri La.

    The contemporary works in the exhibition are by Ayad Alkadhi, Zakariya Amataya, Afruz Amighi, Shezad Dawood, Emre Hüner, Walid Raad, Shahzia Sikander, and Mohamed Zakariya.

  • Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House

    Nashville | Dates: 13 Feb – 10 May, 2015

    This exhibition showcases the renowned collection of paintings, furniture, porcelain, silver, costumes and other decorative arts from Houghton Hall, one of England’s finest country estates. Located in Norfolk, one hundred miles northeast of London, Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700s by Sir Robert Walpole, England’s first Prime Minister. More than 150 exquisite objects will be presented in vignettes with large-scale photo murals to evoke the luxurious interior of the house, from its intimately scaled library to the grand public spaces of its Marble Parlour—with a fully set dining table—and its remarkably proportioned Stone Hall and Saloon. Specific highlights include furniture by William Kent, Sèvres porcelain and Garrard silver, as well as family portraits by William Hogarth, Joshua Reynolds and John Singer Sargent. Seen together, the items in the collection demonstrate the rarified taste and access to great makers which such aristocrats had. Assembled by eight generations of descendants of Sir Robert Walpole, including the current Marquess of Cholmondeley, this collection comprises a fascinating chronicle of English history and offers a rare glimpse into the private interior of one of Britain’s grandest country houses. 

    This exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in collaboration with Houghton Hall. An indemnity has been granted by the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

  • Coverings 2015

    Orlando | Dates: 14 – 17 Apr, 2015
    Coverings is the premier international trade fair and expo dedicated exclusively to showcasing the newest in ceramic tile and natural stone. It has grown to be the largest and most important show of its kind in the U.S., featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors from 40 countries and attracting thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders, remodelers, and real estate developers, plus the press and journalists who cover this vital and dynamic industry. The show floor – and the comprehensive education program – is completely free to attend. Many of the 70+ education sessions provide CEU credits!
  • Architectural Digest Home Design Show

    New York | Dates: 19 – 22 Mar, 2015

    A world of design inspiration awaits at the 14th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show on March 19-22, 2015. SHOP the latest furniture, accessories, lighting, art, kitchen, bath and building products for all your design projects. BE INSPIRED with seminars offered by leading talent from the world of design. CELEBRATE DESIGN at North America's Premier Design Show for the luxury market.

    • Thousands of products from more than 300 brands.
    • Design lectures hosted by Architectural Digest, Keynote presentation by Margaret Russell, Architectural Digest Editor in Chief, along with seminars presented by The New York Times. All four days of theater programming present panels of star talent from the design world and leading industry experts.
    • Special daily events, book signings, cocktail receptions, culinary demonstrations and more.

    To see a list of 2015's exhibiting companies, click here.

  • StereoType: New directions in typography

    Boston | Dates: 13 Nov, 2014 – 25 May, 2015

    StereoType is a groundbreaking exhibition that presents works by an array of 14 established and up-and-coming designers from the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, France, the United States, Israel, The Netherlands, Germany, and Australia. By exploring the opportunities at the intersection of technology and design, this new breed of artists is expanding the boundaries of traditional typography and integrating elements from the fields of animation, craft, performance, nanoscience, and graffiti into their work. Curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2 curatorsquared, the exhibition heralds a departure from conventional typographical approaches focused on two-dimensional letters by incorporating the elements of time, movement, and the third dimension.

    StereoType will premiere at BSA Space on November 13, 2014 and feature some of the boldest experiments in typography today. The exhibition then travels to venues across the United States through 2016.

    List of artists and designers included in the exhibition: 

    Brian Banton, Canada
    Jerome Corgier, France
    Design Studio Edhv, The Netherlands
    Oded Ezer, Israel
    Dominique Falla, Australia 
    Masashi Kawamura, Japan
    Ji Lee, USA
    Song Hyun Ju, Germany
    Thomas G. Mason, USA
    Petra Mrzyk and Jean-Francois Moriceau, France
    Evan Roth, France
    Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh, USA.
    Alida Sayer, UK
    Dan Tobin Smith, UK

    Both the exhibition and graphics have been designed by Rice+Lipka Architects, New York.

  • The Remembered and the Forgotten: Preserving and Interpreting the Americas to 1820

    Newport | Dates: 22 – 24 Oct, 2015
    As a key center of global trade, Newport occupied a principal place in the American landscape in the 17th and 18th centuries. Indeed, the social and economic relationships emanating from Newport spread out, linking Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans and shaping the histories of millions of people throughout the colonial and into the early national period. Today, the legacy of this shared American past is materialized in buildings, furnishings, curated objects, and archaeological sites. The preservation and interpretation of these treasured resources poses challenges, but also provides many opportunities to connect professionals and the public and to improve our understanding of the “forgotten” experiences of groups whose voices are keenly absent in current histories. The Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program at Salve Regina University invites proposals for its annual conference, to be held Oct. 22-24, 2015 in Newport, RI. As the title suggests, the conference will focus on the preservation and interpretation of pre-1820 buildings, objects, and sites in the Americas, particularly in the fields of architecture, archaeology, material culture, museum studies, and preservation planning/policy. This public conference will include presentations, tours, student lightning talks, and networking opportunities. Historic Newport is home to the largest collection of colonial-era structures as well as the oldest lending library, synagogue, and continuously operating tavern in the country. The conference is presented by Salve Regina University in partnership with the Newport Restoration Foundation.
  • 4th International Green Roof Congress

    Istanbul | Dates: 20 – 21 Apr, 2015

    Where is there room for nature in towns? This is a question, that is increasingly being asked by building experts around the world who are faced with the challenges of urban densification. Successful solutions and practical green roof technology will be presented, discussed and taught at the 4th International Green Roof Congress in Istanbul on 20–21 April, 2015. The congress, supported by the International Green Roof Association (IGRA), will be held at the Zorlu Center`s new Raffles Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.

    Join us for a top-level program with lectures and interactive practical workshops at the Congress venue Zorlu Center with its 72.000 m² of green areas on different levels. We look forward to seeing you at the 4th International Green Roof Congress in the Mediterranean metropolis Istanbul straddling two continents! For more information please visit http://www.greenroofworld.com.

  • Spring 2015 Internship Opportunities at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.

    Dates: 06 Dec, 2014 – 01 May, 2015

    The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection has several internship opportunities for the Spring 2015 semester: ·

    Exhibition Intern (http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/about-icfa/internships#Exhibition) Intern will assist the Byzantine Research Associate with the onsite and online exhibit “The Holy Apostles: Visualizing a Lost Monument,” which will take place on the occasion of the Byzantine Studies Symposium on the Church of the Holy Apostles (April 24-25, 2015).  

    Image Cataloging Intern (http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/about-icfa/internships#image-cataloging-internship) Intern will assist the Metadata and Cataloging Specialist with the migration of legacy image metadata into ICFA’s new collection management system, AtoM@DO

    Digitization Intern (http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/about-icfa/internships#Digitization) Intern will complete the digitization of William Betsch’s photographic negatives documenting Late Antique architectural capitals in Istanbul, Turkey

    Archival Intern (http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/about-icfa/internships#ArchivalOversize) Intern will assist the Manager and Archivist with the inventory, arrangement, and rehousing of oversize architectural drawings, tracings, and rubbings

     For more information about joining the ICFA team, please see our website under Internship Policies: http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/about-icfa/internship-policies

  • The 64th Attingham Summer School

    Dates: 13 – 20 Jul, 2015
    Call for Applications: Applications are now being accepted for the 64th Attingham Summer School (July 3–20, 2015), an intensive eighteen-day residential course devoted to the study of British historic houses. The purpose of the course is to examine the architectural and social history of the historic house in Britain, study the contents of these buildings – their paintings, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, silver, textiles and other applied arts – as well as the planning, decorative treatment and use of the interiors, and to stimulate debate on problems relating to the conservation and presentation of the country house and its contents.
  • Design Shanghai 2015

    Shanghai | Dates: 27 – 30 Mar, 2015

    Dates are set for the second edition of Design Shanghai, which will take place 27 – 30 March 2015 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, following a major launch in February 2014.

    With more than 47,000 visitors to the inaugural show in 2014, Design Shanghai was the most successful design trade event launched in China to date. To build on its immense success, 2015 will see the show double in size, occupying every square metre of the stunning Shanghai Exhibition Centre to accommodate 60,000 expected visitors in March. Jaguar Land Rover will return as the headline sponsor of Design Shanghai in 2015.

    The show will feature more than 300 exhibitors across the three halls; Contemporary Design, Classic Design and Collectible Design. World-renowned design brands have confirmed their presence, including Moroso, Foscarini, Vitra, Seletti, Ibride, HAY and Fritz Hansen. In addition to showcasing some of the world’s most celebrated designers and manufacturers, interactive features alongside a seminar programme led by acclaimed architects and designers will be presented, whilst cafes and a champagne bar will cater for visitors.

    Among the confirmed installations is Bally’s Jean Prouvé 6x9 house. The house by the famous mid-century architect will be furnished with Pierre Jeanneret’s iconic furniture, as well as the work of a promising young Chinese artist, selected by Jérôme Sans. After exhibiting elements at Art Basel and Miami, Bally’s travelling installation will be finally brought together in its entirety and make its way to Design Shanghai 2015.

    The design industry in China grew by 11% in 2013, with revenue totalling £76 billion in Shanghai, which was awarded a UNESCO City of Design in 2010. It is projected that China will have built 10 new cities - each the size of New York - by 2025, securing the region as an exciting place for those within the design community.

    Visitors to the exhibition can see some of the newest products from participating Design Shanghai 2015 brands including Vitra, HAY and Fritz Hansen. Additionally, John C Taylor, designer of the famous Corpus Clock at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, will also be showcasing a live projection of the 24-carat gold-plated stainless steel disc Chronophage during the exhibition. Visitors to Design Shanghai will have the chance to see one of John C Taylor’s one-off Chronophages in person at the Collectible Design hall in March, featuring a special dragon escapement.

    Design Shanghai is organised by Media 10 Limited and supported by the Shanghai Promotion Centre for City of Design and Shanghai Design Week.

    Design Shanghai 
    27 – 30 March 2015 
    Shanghai Exhibition Centre 
    Jingan District, Shanghai, China 
    Website: www.designshowshanghai.com

  • Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries

    Cincinnati | Dates: 10 Jan – 07 May, 2015

    Returning to the Betts House from January 10 through May 7, 2015

    Come celebrate Cincinnati’s unique beer history at The Betts House! The Betts House is pleased to announce the return its 2013 exhibit, Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries, on view from January 10 through May 7, 2015. Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer is the first exhibit to explore the tunnels, breweries, buildings and people that made Cincinnati a leader in the 19th-century brewing industry. Through photos, charts and detailed narrative, the exhibit explains the technology and construction of Cincinnati’s breweries. Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer also highlights the social and cultural influences that made Cincinnati a brewing destination, such as immigration and labor.

    Why a beer exhibit? In the late 1890s, beer consumption in Cincinnati was two-and-a-half times the national average. To satisfy such a significant beer drinking community, the Cincinnati brewery industry grew to meet the demands, resulting in one of the largest collections of pre-Prohibition brewery buildings in the United States.

    This exhibit was researched, written and curated by local experts, Steve Hampton, architect and executive director of the Cincinnati Brewery District Urban Redevelopment Corporation, and Michael Morgan, historian and author, “Over-the- Rhine, When Beer was King”.

    Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer is created in partnership with The Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation and sponsored by the Josephine Schell Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee; the John Hauck Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, John W. Hauck, E. Allen Elliot, and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees; and the Ohio Humanities Council.

    ABOUT THE BETTS HOUSE
    Built in 1804, Ohio’s oldest brick house is located in the Betts-Longworth Historic District near downtown Cincinnati.  The Betts House is a museum of the built environment, offering exhibits and programs exploring architecture, historic preservation, building trades, construction technologies, and building materials.  Located two blocks west of Music Hall, at 416 Clark Street, the house is open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, 12:30 – 5 p.m. Other days and times are available by appointment.  Admission is $2 per person. Visit http://www.TheBettsHouse.org for more information.

    The Betts House is owned by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Ohio (NSCDA-OH), a non-profit organization, founded in 1896, which promotes our national heritage through historic preservation and education.  In 2000, the National Trust for Historic Preservation presented their prestigious Trustee Emeritus Award for Excellence in the Stewardship of Historic Sites to The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America “for acquiring, restoring, and interpreting a collection of historic properties that offer invaluable opportunities to experience the rich variety of America’s heritage.”