Sep 29, 2016
—Jan 15, 2017

Life of an American Ruin: Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion


City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211


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The New York State Pavilion was built by architect Philip Johnson for the 1964 World’s Fair and still stands today in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. The historic structure has suffered some deterioration but has also been restored by groups interested in preserving its history. This exhibition features photographs taken by Bill Cotter of the structure’s heyday during the World’s Fair along with modern-day images from Marco Catini, Robert Fein and Phil Beuhler that “capture the beauty of the building in its ruined state.” On October 1 there will be a free opening reception featuring a screening of the film Modern Ruin, followed by a Q&A with creator Matthew Silva. 

Photo: Marco Catini

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