Several architecture- and design-related events and exhibitions are taking place (or closing) in August and September. Here are a few:
Closing August 23, New York City—Exhibition: Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary with an exhibition of Wright's work, including the architect's original drawings and several new models and animations of unbuilt or demolished projects he designed. Visit www.guggenheim.org for more information.
Closing August 31, New York City—Exhibition: Santiago Calatrava: World Trade Center Transportation Hub. The Queen Sofia Spanish Institute is showcasing architectural models and a multimedia presentation of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, commissioned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and designed by the firm Santiago Calatrava, S.A., in association with Downtown Design Partnership. Commuters will be able to see how the design addresses the site's challenges and the adjustments Calatrava has recommended. For more information, visit www.queensofiaspanishinstitute.org.
September 2, New York City—Archiculture Round Table and Trailer Premiere. A round table discussion titled "Architectural Education vs. Professional Practice," hosted by the documentary film Archiculture, will be held at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place. The launch of the film's new trailer will follow the discussion. Event begins at 5:45 p.m.; $10 entry fee. Click here to RSVP.
Closing September 7, La Jolla, Calif.—Exhibition: MIX: Nine San Diego Architects and Designers. On display at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)'s La Jolla location through September 7, MIX features in-depth presentations of the work of nine San Diego-area architects and designers who emphasize a multidisciplinary approach and an expanded role in the economic factors underlying architecture. Visit MCASD's website for exhibition details and gallery hours. Read more about MIX here.
September 22–23, New York City—Conference: Urban Green Expo. The Urban Green Council, U.S. Green Building Council New York Chapter, will host its first annual Urban Green Expo, a green building conference and trade expo connecting building professionals with two days of educational sessions, speakers, green building tours, and green product manufacturers and vendors. The conference will be held in the Metropolitan Pavilion at The Altman Building, 125 W. 18th St., New York City. For more details and to register, visit www.urbangreenexpo.com.
Closing September 27, Grand Rapids, Mich.—Exhibition: Father and Son: Eliel and Eero Saarinen at Cranbrook. Through September 27, the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) is exhibiting furniture and drawings by Eero Saarinen and his father, Eliel, on loan from the Cranbrook Art Museum, to examine the close creative relationship between the two, as well as their individual talent. On September 11, Cranbrook Art Museum director Gregory Wittkopp will present a companion lecture to the exhibition, "Lessons of the Father: Eliel and Eero Saarinen," at 7 p.m. at GRAM. For more exhibition and program details, visit GRAM's website.