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Closing Reception for Life of an American Ruin

Closing reception for Life of an American Ruin: Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion
Sat., Jan. 7, @ 5:30 PM
Tickets: $8 general/$5 Reliquary members

Join us as we bid farewell to our fall exhibition, Life of an American Ruin: Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion–the first show dedicated exclusively to the decaying structure from the 1964 NY World’s Fair. See works never before exhibited in this group exhibition before it closes on January 15! Featuring archival images from Bill Cotter; urban explorer photography by Phil Buehler, Marco Catini, and Robert Fein; installation by Aaron Asis, painting by Eric Doeringer, and a short film by Alex Zandi.

The evening will include two screenings of Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion at 6 PM and 8 PM. One screening is included with the price of admission (run time: 1 hr 18 min). The screenings will take place indoors at the Reliquary. Seating is limited. Reserve your tickets now! 

Modern Ruin is a documentary by filmmaker Matthew Silva. It presents the rich history of the Pavilion, from World’s Fair exhibition space to concert venue to roller rink, and possible paths for its future. The film is a must-see for anyone who has been captivated by Philip Johnson’s structure, either during the ’64 Fair or in the intervening years as it grew into a ruin of American postmodern architecture.

Tickets on sale now through Artfully! $8 general/$5 Reliquary members.

Beverages available on a donation basis, with beer courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery.