During #SummitNYC, keep the Frick a part of the dialogue

In New York City, the month of October is a city-wide celebration of architecture and design! From Archtober to Open House New York, there’s no shortage of ways to explore the City’s historical and architectural treasures. Another key program: the Summit for New York City . Hosted by the Municipal Art Society, the Summit encourages us to project ahead to the future of our City, and to discuss how we might all take an active role in shaping it.

The Municipal Art Society was among the many organizations and individuals who spoke out in opposition to the Frick Collection’s expansion plan, adding their voice to the chorus of thought-leaders such as:

The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Historic Districts Council
The Garden Conservancy
Defenders of the Historic Upper East Side
Garden Club of America
Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
American Society of Landscape Architects, NY
Library of American Landscape History
Garden Club of Twenty
Landmark West!

Unite to Save the Frick was pleased when the Frick withdrew its expansion plans in June 2015. This current interim period, while the Frick re-evaluates its needs and desires, is a valuable opportunity to consider the Frick in the context of this month-long dialogue about cities, architecture and design and the future of urban development .The MAS Summit for New York City is a valuable venue for such discussions.

Please consider attending the Summit. If you cannot be there, there will be great opportunities to follow the conversation and participate via social media! Unite to Save the Frick will be watching the Summit on live stream and engaging with the panels via Twitter and the dedicated hashtag #SummitNYC.

Join us, and help to make sure this important preservation issue remains a part of the dialogue!

Presented by the Municipal Art Society
October 22nd and 23rd
Event details here.

Summit_2015_Hero3_SLIDERHere are a few programs Unite to Save the Frick plans to follow …

Cultural Catalysts: Museums as Neighborhood Placemakers: “As the pressure to reach new audiences and deliver on their missions in new ways drives [museums] to expand their physical presence in neighborhoods, can these important organizations work with local communities to continue contributing to the success of their neighborhoods, and not overtake them?” Participating in this discussion is New York Times reporter Robin Pogrebin, who covered the campaign to protect the Russell Page garden and Reception Hall Pavilion. Tweet using #SummitNYC before and during the dialogue – encourage the Frick to be a point of conversation.

A Reflection on Legacy and a Look into the Future: The World Monuments Fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and MAS in Conversation: The Frick Collection is a landmark on the City, State and National levels. As this panel brings together preservation leadership from the local to the global, we’re eager to hear from these participants about preservation as a tool for sustaining the character and vitality of our communities. Journalist Manuela Hoelterhoff, formerly of Bloomberg and a stalwart opponent of the Frick’s June 2014 expansion proposal, will be among the panelists.

The Next 50: Preservation in the 21st Century and Beyond: All year, we’ve celebrated the 50th Anniversary of NYC’s Landmarks Law – what’s next?

Full schedule available here.

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