New York School of Interior Design announce Public Programs for Fall 2014

New York, NY – August 21, 2014 – The New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) announces its fall 2014 lineup of exhibitions, lectures, and book signings with some of the most respected leaders in the fields of interior design and architecture.

The highlight of the fall season is the exhibition McMillen Inc.: Nine Decades of Interior Design, a retrospective exhibition celebrating the 90th anniversary of the oldest continuously operating interior design firm in America. The exhibition will be on view from September 17 – December 5, 2014 at the NYSID Gallery, 161 East 69th Street, NYC. 

NYSID’s fall public programs include lectures by Barry Bergdoll, the Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia and art historian; Krista Ninivaggi, the award-winning hospitality designer and veteran of top firms,; author, Charlie Scheips on his new book, Elsie de Wolfe: Frivolity Before the Storm; and Inside the New Whitney Museum with Scott Newman, partner at Cooper, Robertson & Partners who headed up the design of the new space.

NYSID is also participating in Open House New York Weekend, the five borough-wide celebration of architecture and design, (October 11-12) and Archtober, (October 1 -31,) the fourth annual month-long festival of architectural activities, programs and exhibitions in New York City.

The full schedule is listed below:


SEPTEMBER
Day of Design @ New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
Thursday, September 18, 11am – 4pm

NYSID is organizing a Day of Design in conjunction with the New York Art, Antiques & Jewelry Show, which takes place at the Park Avenue Armory from September 17 – 21. Eric Cohler, Amy Lau, Carey Maloney, Markham Roberts, and Hunt Slonem will offer their personal takes on designing interiors, with bright ideas on how to mix art and furnishings, old and new, color and pattern, hi-tech and handcraft. 

Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, NYC. Tickets: Free with admission to show; for more information visit www.nyfallshow.com.


OCTOBER
Sandra Nunnerley – Interiors: Vision and Inspiration
Lecture and Book Signing
Wednesday, October 1, 6pm

Sandra Nunnerley is the founder Sandra Nunnerley, Inc., a residential design firm with commissions around the world – from urban apartments to tropical getaways to country homes. With her tome, Interiors, she will present her inspiration for such projects as the design for a thoroughly modern home featuring site-specific commissions by world-class artists and a glamorous duplex that once belonged to Hollywood producer Jack Warner in the Sherry-Netherland Hotel. There will be a reception and book signing immediately following the lecture.

NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. Tickets: $12 general public, $10 seniors and non-NYSID students, NYSID students are free. 

 

Open House New York: The New Amsterdam Theater Tour
Sunday, October 12, 10:30 – 11:30am

Architect Hugh Hardy will give a private tour of the landmark theater that sparked the revival of 42nd Street. Designed by architects Herts & Tallant, The New Amsterdam Theater is one America's few examples of the Art Nouveau style, with ornate interiors distinguished by intricately sculptured panels and painted allegorical murals. After years of neglect and a major restoration by Hardy Holtzman Pfeiffer, the theater reopened in 1997 and was a venue for Disney's long-running The Lion King

The event is in conjunction with NYSID’s exhibition Rescued, Restored, Reimagined: New York’s Landmarked Interiors, on view March 6 – April 24, 2015.

The New Amsterdam Theater, 214 West 42nd Street, NYC. Free; limited to 25 guests. 

 

Panel Discussion: Much About McMillen
Wednesday, October 15, 6pm

Learn about what it was like to work at the first professional interior design firm from McMillen designers past and present: Ann Pyne and Luis Rey, presidents of McMillen Inc.; Tom Buckley, principal and founder of Brown Buckley Inc., who headed the design department at McMillen for more than 15 years; McMillen client Sarah E. Nash, a corporate director, private investor and philanthropist; and Elizabeth Pyne, who works in the McMillen Plus division, which caters to a younger clientele. 

The panel discussion will be moderated by interior designer and McMillen alumna Maureen Footer, in conjunction with the exhibition.

NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. Tickets: This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP online or call 212-472-1500, ext. 405.     

 

Charlie Scheips – Elsie de Wolfe’s Paris: Frivolity Before the Storm
Lecture and Book Signing
Wednesday, October 22, 6pm

Charlie Scheips – a well-known curator, art advisor, writer, and cultural historian will discuss his new book on the famous decorator Elsie de Wolfe. He will reveal his major new discoveries as well as rare or never-before published images that dispel myths about the designer and her fabled house, the Villa Trianon, in Versailles. There will be a reception and book signing for Elsie de Wolfe: Frivolity Before the Storm (Abrams) immediately following the lecture. 

NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. Tickets: $12 general public, $10 seniors and non-NYSID students, NYSID students are free. 

 

Inside the New Whitney Museum
Wednesday, October 29, 6pm

The Whitney Museum of American Art – one of the only museums in New York City dedicated to American art – will move to its new home in the Meatpacking District in spring 2015. Scott Newman, partner at Cooper, Robertson & Partners and partner-in-charge of the new Whitney Museum in collaboration with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, will provide a sneak preview of the building’s interiors. He will touch on how the design reflects the museum’s unique mission and how that informs the display of art while actively engaging with the needs of a growing audience, the surrounding community, the city, and the environment.

NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. Tickets: $12 general public, $10 seniors and non-NYSID students, NYSID students are free. 


NOVEMBER
Michael I. and Patricia M. Sovern Lecture on Design
Barry Bergdoll – At Home in the Museum?: On the History and Actuality of Architecture on Display   
Thursday, November 13, 6pm

Barry Bergdoll is Meyer Schapiro professor of art history at Columbia University. He was from 2007 to 2013 the Philip Johnson chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, where he continues to serve as a curator of architecture. This lecture will examine the historical evolution of the modern practice of displaying architecture out of its original setting to create public debate and then look at some of the experiments Bergdoll undertook during his seven year tenure at MoMA, from projects on architecture and climate change to others on new models of providing housing in changing urban and financial landscapes. There will be a reception immediately following the lecture.

NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. Tickets: $12 general public, $10 seniors and non-NYSID students, NYSID students are free. 

 

Krista Ninivaggi: 20/20/Future/Focus
Wednesday, November 19, 6pm

Krista Ninivaggi, named Contract Magazine’s 2014 “Designer of the Year” and a “Young Gun” by Curbed.com, has worked at three influential firms in the first 12 years of her career: The Rockwell Group, AvroKo, and SHoP Architects, where she was the first director of the Interior Design Group. Each experience has profoundly influenced her opinions and methodologies of design. In this lecture, Ninivaggi will distill the lessons learned at each firm and how these created a road map in the founding of her own practice and newest venture, K & Co.

NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. Tickets: $12 general public, $10 seniors and non-NYSID students, NYSID students are free. Purchase tickets in advance or call 212-472-1500, ext. 405.


DECEMBER
Sally Henderson Memorial Lecture on Green Design
Michael Murphy, MASS Design Group
Monday, December 8, 6pm

Michael Murphy is the executive director of MASS Design Group, which he co-founded with Alan Ricks in 2008. Since leading the design and construction of the critically acclaimed Butaro Hospital in Rwanda, Michael has become a thought leader in architecture and healthcare design and was recently listed in the Atlantic Monthly as one of the “Greatest Innovators of Today.” 

By applying holistic thinking and focusing on the process of constructing a building as much as—if not more than—the physical building itself, Murphy will discuss architects ability to not only design the built environment, but also to build capacity, create dignity, and empower. With his work at MASS Design Group, he combines innovative and appropriate design with immersive research and uses the design process to capitalize on local educational opportunities to generate systemic change, break the cycle of poverty, and ultimately create buildings that heal. 

NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. Tickets: $12 general public, $10 seniors and non-NYSID students, NYSID students are free. 

For more information visit NYSID.edu

Phyllis Greer