The Architectural League is hard at work finalizing the plans for this year’s Beaux Arts Ball
and tickets are now on sale! The Beaux Arts Ball is an annual event to benefit the League and its programs (including Urban Omnibus) that brings New York’s architecture, urbanism, and design communities together for one night to eat, drink, and dance in an architecturally significant space transformed by emerging designers for a one-night-only experience. This year’s architectural installation, conceived and executed by Situ Studio in tandem with a unique processional arts piece and music, promises to be the most ambitious yet, using the theme of –ism to remember and celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Armory Show, which was held in the same space in 1913. Check out photos from past balls for an idea of what to expect and get your tickets today!
Beaux Arts Ball 2013: –ism
Saturday, September 28, 2013
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
69th Regiment Armory
Lexington Avenue at 25th Street
New York City
Environment by SITU STUDIO
Performance Installation by Processional Arts Workshop
Music and Sound Installation by Nathan Halpern (with Mary Lattimore and Chris Ruggiero)
DJ Set by Jon Santos
Beer, wine, and light fare
Come dressed as your favorite –ism! No criticism!
A benefit for the programs of The Architectural League
In 1913, an art exhibition opened in New York City that shocked the country, shattered perceptions of beauty, and shifted the American cultural landscape forever. “The International Exhibition of Modern Art” became known simply and infamously as “The Armory Show,” after its venue, the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue. It was a show of clashing and competing “–isms:” Cubism, Modernism, Realism, Futurism, Fauvism…
On September 28, 2013, The Architectural League of New York will celebrate the centennial of this historic event with a spectacular party in the same space. For one night, an architectural installation, processional performance, and original music will coalesce in a highly charged and evocative environment to transform the Lexington Avenue Armory once again.
BUY TICKETS HERE
The views expressed here are those of the authors only and do not reflect the position of The Architectural League of New York.