Le Corbusier exhibit at New York’s MoMA


NEW YORK — If you can’t get to Chandigarh this summer, the next best thing is a visit to the Museum of Modern Art exhibit “Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes” through Sept. 23. Beginning with Le Corbusier’s days growing up in Switzerland, the multimedia installation winds through the villas and furniture and paintings he created over his lifetime (1887-1965). One of the final rooms features Chandigarh, which the architect regarded as the great triumph of his urban planning schemes. The photographs, models, and artifacts from The Beautiful City bring the viewer back to the early 1950s when Le Corbusier traveled to the Himalayan plains and conjured a city from scratch. To complete the retro, “Mad Men”-
style visit, have lunch at MoMA at The Modern ( and stay at The Chambers (, a friendly and elegant Midtown hotel three blocks north, with a modern-design vibe and a superb happy hour at the Ma Peche bar featuring $2 Little Kings cream ale, corn whiskey, and Tito’s vodka. Rooms from $325.

Anthony Flint

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