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Latin American Modernism at Risk

World Monuments Fund

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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World Monuments Fund

invites you to a

panel discussion and reception

Latin American Modernism at Risk:

Preservation Challenges for World Monuments Watch Sites

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 

Program:     6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Reception:  7:30 - 8:00 p.m.

The Museum of Modern Art

Celeste Bartos Theater

Education and Research Building

4 West 54th Street

New York City

Seating is limited; advance registration required

Latin American Modernism at Risk will explore the preservation challenges--including changing economies, modernization, and development--being faced by modern buildings and sites in Latin America today.

Using a selection of World Monuments Watch sites in Latin America featured in the exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 at the Museum of Modern Art, the scholars and experts who know the sites best will examine their significance and the threats to their survival.


Introductory Remarks

Barry Bergdoll

Curator, Department of Architecture and Design

Museum of Modern Art

Lisa Ackerman

Executive Vice President

World Monuments Fund


Claudio Vekstein

Professor, Arizona State University; co-Curator, Williams Archive

Casa Sobre el Arroyo (Argentina)


John Loomis

Author, Revolution of Forms

National Art Schools (Cuba)

Javier Ramirez Campuzano

Vice President, Patronato Ruta de la Amistad

Ruta de la Amistad (Mexico)

Enrique Vivoni

Author, Klumb: An Architecture of Social Concern

Henry Klumb House (Puerto Rico)

Paulina Villanueva

Director, Fundacion Villanueva

Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas (Venezuela)

Panel Q&A

Moderator: Barry Bergdoll, Museum of Modern Art

Closing Remarks

Lisa Ackerman, World Monuments Fund


Book Signing:

Revolution of Forms

John Loomis



This program is made possible by the David Davies & Jack Weeden Fund.

With special thanks to:

American Express - Founding Sponsor, World Monuments Watch

Ciudad de México

Fundación Amistad

The Museum of Modern Art

Knoll - Founding Sponsor, Modernism at Risk


Additional Sponsors

Ají Films Argentina

AJNA Films

Juan Andrés Bello

Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C.

Fundación Villanueva

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University

University of Puerto Rico

Claudio Williams




Have questions about Latin American Modernism at Risk? Contact World Monuments Fund

When & Where

The Museum of Modern Art, Cullman Education and Research Building (Theater 3)
4 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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World Monuments Fund

World Monuments Fund is the leading independent organization dedicated to saving the world’s most treasured places. Since 1965, in more than 90 countries, our experts have been racing against time, applying proven techniques to preserve important architectural and cultural heritage sites around the globe.

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