Context\Contrast: New Architecture in Historic Districts at the Brooklyn Historical Society
Image: 43 Love Lane, 1999, DeLaCour and Ferrara Architects. Photo: Elizabeth Felicella.
Brooklyn Historical Society presents the opening of the exhibition Context\Contrast: New Architecture in Historic Districts, 1967 to Present on Thursday, October 6, 6-8 p.m. Members are welcome to arrive early for the Members-only Preview at 5 p.m. This exhibition opening is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Featuring nearly forty different projects focused on the areas of Brooklyn Heights, South Street Seaport, SoHo, and the Upper East Side, Context\Contrast explores how new buildings and historic districts have learned to coexist in New York, the country’s most culturally and architecturally diverse city. This traveling exhibition has been shown in New York, Washington DC, and Dallas, and concludes at BHS in Brooklyn Heights, the first historic district in New York. The exhibition will run from October 7 to December 31.
Along with the exhibition, BHS will host a compelling forum on The Architecture of Appropriateness November 2 at 7 p.m., moderated by Richard Olcott, FAIA, FAAR, Partner, Ennead Architects, with panelists Hugh Hardy, FAIA, Founder, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture; Otis Pratt Pearsall, Preservationist; Thomas F. Schutte, President, Pratt Institute; and Yolande Daniels, Founding Partner, Studio SUMO.
Context\Contrast is presented by the Brooklyn Historical Society and underwritten by the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation. Exhibition organized by the AIA New York Chapter, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, and the Center for Architecture Foundation in partnership with the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation. Presented as part of Archtober, the inaugural month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions in New York City. Context\Contrast will close December 31 .
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