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Practice : Fall 2008
feaTURe ] MoDeRnisT RelaTionshiPs by Design major design movements from Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Mid-Centur y Modern to today’s Avant-Garde. The BAC assembled stellar Host and Honorary Committees comprised of BAC Board members a nd Overseers, prominent architects and designers, and art collector s and patrons from throughout the Greater Boston a rea. More than 570 BAC support- ers, art collectors and patrons turned out for the Gala Preview Party, helping to make the opening night and the entire show a resounding success. Plans are already underway for next year’s AD20/21 event. The show will be held March 26–29, 2009 at the Cyclorama, and the Gala Preview Party will take place on Thursday, March 26th. Cascieri 16 : lectureship in the huma nities The BAC capitalized on the syner- gistic educational opportunities presented by AD20/21. The C ollege presented Cascieri 16: Lectureship in the Humanities on Sunday, April 6th at the Roberts Studio Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts. This year’s keynote speaker was Ms. Christy MacLear, Executive Director of the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. “Christie realizes that she can use the Glass House to move design forward. She can use it in an educational way, so that young designers can under stand the momentous changes that happ ened in that era, to apply it to whatever is going on now,” said Fred Noyes FAIA and BAC Overseer. “And she realizes she can use the Glass Hou se to inform people, to underst and that architecture and landscape and interiors and industrial design and painting and sculpture, all the arts, are of a piece. And they’re there to help us make ou r lives better.” The Philip Johnson Glass House, a Nationa l Trust Historic Site, celebrated its public opening last June. The mission of the Glass House is an intere sting twist on preser vation movements. It strives to be a catalyst for the preservation of modern architecture, art and landscape; pulling together and strengthening existing efforts by work ing alongside other organizations fo cu sed on similar endeavors. Speaking to a full house of nearly 200 people, Ms. MacLear delivered an inform ative lect ure entitled Preserving the Modern. Lect ure attendees were then encouraged and given free passes to attend AD20/21, under way at the Cyclorama. “Modern preser vation, right now, is a grassroot s effort,” MacL ear explained. “We’re actu ally writing this new chapter in history, and it’s a really wonderful time to be a part of the Glass House organization. We’re to be a center point for modern preser vation.” Henry Ng of the World Monuments Fund was also on hand to discuss his organization’s preservation efforts. The WMF is the foremost private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preser vation of endangered architectural and cultural sites around the world. Since 1965, WMF has worked tirelessly to stem the loss of historic structures at more than 500 sites in 91 countries. Every two years, the WMF c reate s the World Monuments Watch List of the 100 most PRaCTiCe 57