Rem Koolhaas's watercolor Plan of Dreamland (1977), a recent acquisition, is the point of departure for this presentation of selections from the Architecture and Design collection. The 1970s saw an explosion of architectural thought and experimentation—with the city, and New York especially, becoming a screen for the projection of architectural fantasies and utopias. The installation includes documentation of the real projects that resulted from these innovative ideas and experiments, including such traditional building types as single-family houses and skyscrapers. Also featured are works by Raimund Abraham, Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, Hans Hollein, and other well-known contemporary architects. Finally, the display presents a number of new acquisitions, including works by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Diller + Scofidio, and Simon Ungers.
Organized by Andres Lepik, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design.
Join PopRally for an evening of after-hours gallery talks. Choose between three exhibitions inspired by dreams, fantasies, and nocturnal landscapes, and enjoy a cocktail reception with music by DJ Sintalentos.
Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night brings together the artist's masterful paintings of the world by starlight and in shadow, drawn from all periods of his career.
Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities presents a contemporary interpretation of the "cabinet of curiosities." Macabre figures, odd creatures, and other dreamlike images populate this fascinating exhibition.
Dreamland: Architectural Experiments since the 1970s assembles drawings and models of cities, skyscrapers, and houses, providing a thrilling look at strange spaces both real and imaginary.
Guided tours of each exhibition will begin promptly at 7:30, 8:15, and 9:00 p.m. Please select a tour when you purchase a ticket. Space on each tour is limited.
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