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Opening Reception: Life of an American Ruin: Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion

Oct 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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In the first exhibition devoted exclusively to Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion, The City Reliquary Museum explores the importance of ruins in the modern age and the Pavilion as a site for personal inspiration, contemplation, and collective memory.

Archival images from Bill Cotter show the Pavilion at its height during the Fair; photographs by Phil Buehler, Marco Catini, and Robert Fein capture the beauty of the building in its ruined state. Also on view will be a temporary installation by Aaron Asis suggestive of the Pavilion’s iconic suspension-cable roof. Complementing these works will be ephemera loaned in part by The Museum of Interesting Things, and an audio clip of a 1999 interview with Philip Johnson on the fate of the Pavilion.

The opening reception will include a screening of the documentary Modern Ruin at 7:30 PM followed by a Q&A with its creator, Matthew Silva. Beverages available by suggested donation, with beer courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery.

This exhibition was curated by Sarah Celentano, manager of The City Reliquary.

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Date:
Oct 1, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://cityreliquary.org/ruinatthereliquary

Organizer

The City Reliquary
Phone:
7187824842
Email:
Website:
www.cityreliquary.org

Venue

The City Reliquary Museum
370 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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Phone:
7187824842
Website:
www.cityreliquary.org