On Thursday November 14, the Museum of the City of New York will present its 2019 Louis Auchincloss Prize to architect, teacher, and writer Robert A.M. Stern. The evening's program will include Robert A.M. Stern in conversation with Paul Goldberger.
Internationally renowned as an architect, Robert A.M. Stern is also a historian, a teacher, a visionary urban planner, a champion of historic preservation, and a leading authority on architecture in New York City. Founder and Senior Partner of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, he served as Dean of the Yale School of Architecture from 1998 to 2016. His firm's extraordinarily diverse portfolio spans the world and in New York City alone ranges from supportive housing to record-setting condominium apartment buildings, inclusive of academic buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. His highly acclaimed five-volume New York series documenting the development of New York City's architecture and urbanism from the end of the Civil War to the millennium is the product of more than 20 years of dedicated scholarship.
The Louis Auchincloss Prize is presented to writers and artists whose work is inspired by and enhances the five boroughs of New York City. Disciplines include literature, architecture, art, music, playwriting, and photography. The Prize honors Louis Auchincloss (1917–2010) for his many years of service to the Museum of the City of New York, as well as his literary contributions which established him as one of America's leading 20th- and 21st-century novelists. Past Louis Auchincloss Prize honorees include Jason Robert Brown, Whoopi Goldberg, Gloria Steinem, Michiko Kakutani, Tony Kushner, Wynton Marsalis, and Philip Glass. For more information about the event, please click here.
Founded in 1923, the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) is a private non-profit history and art museum located in the borough of Manhattan. The Museum tells the story of New York City's history through a collection of over 1.5 million items which include paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, decorative objects and furniture, costumes, rare books, and antique toys centered around New York City and its residents.
Paul Goldberger has enjoyed a storied career as an architecture critic for The New Yorker (1997–2011) and The New York Times (1973–2007). Currently a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, he holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School in New York City and was previously Dean of the Parsons School of Design. Paul Goldberger is the author of dozens of books and essays on architecture including The City Observed: New York; The Skyscraper; On the Rise: Architecture and Design in a Post-Modern Age; Above New York; and The World Trade Center Remembered.
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