Things to Come: Norman Bel Geddes and the Architecture of the Future
January 14 at 6:30 pm
Join the City Museum’s Curator of Architecture and Design Donald Albrecht for a lively talk exploring Norman Bel Geddes’s contributions to futurist American architecture, including visionary, never-realized projects. Ranging from nightclubs to sky-high revolving restaurants, baseball stadiums to television studios, Bel Geddes’s architectural visions culminated with his Futurama exhibition at the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair. The talk will be accompanied by scenes from two movies: To New Horizons (1940), a Technicolor survey of Futurama, and Things to Come (1936), a British science fiction film based on an H.G. Wells novel that offers context and counterpoint to Bel Geddes’s vision.
Co-sponsored by DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State and presented in conjunction with Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future.
Advance reservations required.
Free for Museum members; $12 for students and seniors; $16 general public.
Please note that this event is sold out. Interested parties may come to the door, open at 6pm, and if there are no-shows we will sell tickets at that time.