H+U+D Colloquium Visits Jewish Museum in New York City
On Friday, February 3, members of the H+U+D Colloquium ventured to New York City’s Jewish Museum to view the first US exhibition to focus on French designer and architect, Pierre Chareau. The exhibition brought together many rarely-viewed works from both private and public collections. Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design also addresses the designer’s life and work in the New York area, after he left Paris during the German occupation of the city, including the house he designed for Robert Motherwell in 1947 in East Hampton, Long Island. Together with his wife Dollie, Chareau was an active patron of the arts, and the exhibition reunites several pieces from their collection of paintings, sculptures, and drawings by significant artists such as Piet Mondrian, Amedeo Modigliani, Jacques Lipchitz, and Max Ernst. The exhibition utilizes virtual reality and video technologies to the present the design evolution of Chareau’s extraordinary Maison de Terre, the glass house completed in Paris 1932. The Colloquium met with Professor Esther da Costa Meyer, History of Modern Architecture, Princeton University, one of the show’s organizers to discuss the curatorial and design process of the exhibition.
The exhibition continues through March 26, 2017.