The Candela Allure

When: Thursday, June 7, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Price: $25 & up | $20 for Museum Members
Wurts Bros. (New York, N.Y.) 740 Park Avenue and 71st Street, N.W. corner. Apartment building, detail of large stones ashlar around small entrance.;Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, 131 East 80th Street at Lexington Avenue by Beyond My Ken, March 22, 2016

Rosario Candela played a major role in shaping the architectural legacy of 20th-century New York. Today, his buildings rank among the most prized in the city, almost a century after they were built. What gives Candela's designs such an enduring appeal? Museum curator Donald Albrecht leads a conversation on the history, design and marketability of these famed addresses with architecture critic Paul Goldberger; architect Peter Pennoyer; and NY real estate executive Elizabeth Stribling.

Reception and exhibition viewing to follow.

This program is organized in conjunction with our upcoming exhibition, Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela (opens May 17, 2018).

About the Speakers:
Paul Goldberger is an architecture critic and educator, and a contributing editor for Vanity Fair magazine. From 1997 to 2011, he was the architecture critic for The New Yorker, writing the magazine’s celebrated “Sky Line” column. He is the Chair of Design and Architecture at The New School and was formerly Dean of the Parsons School of Design, a division of The New School.

Peter Pennoyer, FAIA, is the principal partner of Peter Pennoyer Architects, a New York-based, 60-member firm with commissions worldwide. He has made the study of history a generating force in his work and believes that by mastering the interpretation of architectural history, he and his colleagues design projects that are both modern and classical. Pennoyer has co-authored five books on American architectural history and is an adjunct professor in the Architecture and Urban Studies Program at New York University.

Elizabeth Stribling is the Chairman of Stribling & Associates, Ltd. She founded the company in 1980 with the guiding principle that every real estate transaction deserves an exceptional real estate professional. Today, the firm has grown to include four offices and over 300 agents across Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as a large network of national and international strategic referral partners. She is also the President of Stribling Market Associates, and advises Stribling Private Brokerage.

Donald Albrecht (moderator) is the Museum’s Curator of Architecture and Design and curated our upcoming exhibition, Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela. He has organized numerous exhibitions at the Museum and frequently contributes essays to books about architecture and design. He has written extensively about the relationship between architecture and film.

$30 for adults | $25 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $20 for Museum members
Includes Museum admission.

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Accessibility: Assistive listening devices are available and our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or with any questions.

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