Event host: Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
Mad for Modern: an Upper East Side Walking Tour

Mad for Modern: an Upper East Side Walking Tour

Amidst the Upper East Side’s celebrated array of Beaux Arts, Colonial Revival and other landmarks, can be found important examples of Modern architecture designed by some of America’s most prominent and influential architects of the twentieth century. Discover some of New York’s earliest remaining examples of Modernism designed by William Lescaze, unique townhouses by Edward Durell Stone and Paul Rudolph, an innovative apartment complex by Gordon Bunshaft of SOM, and institutional buildings by Philip Johnson, Edward Larrabee Barnes and Ulrich Franzen. Learn about Marcel Breuer’s icnonic Whitney Museum, now the Met Breuer, and its recent restoration. Guided by John Arbuckle, Assoc. AIA, President of the New York/Tri-State Chapter of DOCOMOMO, an international organization dedicated to preserving Modern architecture, this tour will visit Modern highlights in the East 60s and 70s, in and near the Upper East Side Historic District.

Co-sponsored by Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts and AIANY Center for Architecture.

Sunday, April 29th 
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Registrants will be informed of the starting point in the week preceding the tour.

Rain or Shine.

$10 members, $20 non-members

To verify your current membership status, please call 212-535-2526 or email us at [email protected].

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Member Ticket $10.00
Non- Member Ticket $20.00

Additional Contributions:
If you are unable to attend or prefer to make a contribution, please enter a donation amount.