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Long Island Modern at LongHouse

Our unique series discussing modernism and the compelling, rich history of modern design on the East End.

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Long Island Modern: Secret Garden in Springs

Sunday, May 19 | 3:00–5:00 PM

The second talk in the Long Island Modern at LongHouse series will look at the experimental sculpture, house, and garden of noted artist Costantino Nivola (1911-1988), who with his wife Ruth and their family lived on what came to be a 35-acre property in Springs, East Hampton, where they developed a unique garden landscape and hosted artist friends including the Swiss architect Le Corbusier. Please join us on Sunday, May 19, from 3:00-5:00PM

Moderated by Alastair Gordon with an introduction by Lee Skolnick.

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SAVE THE DATE! Upcoming Long Island Modern Talks

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Long Island Modern: The Vanishing: 1993 - A Deep Dive into the work and mysterious disappearance of Norman Jaffe, architect

Sunday, July 28 | 3:00–5:00 PM

Moderated by Alastair Gordon with an introduction by Lee Skolnick.

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Long Island Modern: The House that Jack Built

Sunday, September 15 | 3:00–5:00 PM

A survey of the built environment at LongHouse, including a look at RoundHouse, Jack Lenor Larsen's first building designed with architect Robert Rosenberg in an African fashion; LongHouse designed with Charles Forberg in a Japanese fashion; and the Fly's Eye Dome, after a design by Buckminster Fuller.

Moderated by Alastair Gordon with an introduction by Lee Skolnick.

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Long Island Modern: Saving Modern

Sunday, October 6 | 3:00–5:00 PM

The final LI Modern event of the year will be a presentation and panel discussion concerning the preservation of modernist structures on Eastern Long Island.

Moderated by Alastair Gordon with an introduction by Lee Skolnick.

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Lee H. Skolnick

Founding Principal and Lead Designer of SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership 

SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership is an internationally renowned design firm that integrates architecture, exhibition and communication design, and education. Breaking down the barriers between disciplines, Mr. Skolnick has created an extraordinary firm where designers and educators work in close collaboration. Living in Sag Harbor since 1978, Lee has designed numerous residences on the East End, as well as projects for The East Hampton Library, The Children’s Museum of the East End, Guild Hall, LongHouse Reserve, and most recently, The Church. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Long Island AIA and was the recipient of the 2022 HC&G Innovator Award. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow in the Museum Studies Programme at the University of Leicester and is co-author of the book, “What is Exhibition Design?”.

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Alastair Gordon

Author, Journalist, Publisher, Artist

For over 20 years, Alastair wrote on architecture and environment for the New York Times and in 2008 became Contributing Editor on design for WSJ Magazine, launching the popular “Wall-to-Wall” design blog. In 2016, he started the critical writing program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design “Poetics of Place”. He has been awarded research fellowships from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and was recently cited for “Excellence in Criticism” by the American Institute of Architects. His articles have appeared in many prominent publications including Architectural Digest, Vanity Fair, Le Monde, Architectural Record, and Dwell. He has also published more than 28 books including Naked Airport; Spaced Out; Theater of Shopping; Arquitectonica: Lessons from the Sun; Beach Houses: Andrew Geller; Wandering Forms; and Unfolded: How Architecture Saved my Life. Photo by Michael Mundy.

Lun Li & Risa Hokamura
Violin Duo Recital

Thursday, September 14 | 6:00–7:30PM

Program to include works by Bach, Mozart, Ysaye, and Schnittke. Concert is generously sponsored by Alfred and Jane Ross.

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