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This month has been Archtober, a celebration of all things architecture and Archinect makes their picks for the best events as it goes into the final stretch.

One fun event from Archtober: Drawing the Guggenheim, Sunday, October 28, 10am-4pm, during which sketchers of Guggenheim buildings worldwide share their work in real time with the hashtag #DrawingtheGuggenheim.

Eero Saarinen's 1962 TWA Flight Center is reborn in December as the TWA Hotel.

Whether you hate it or hate it, Brutalism has appeared in various guises around the world, notably so in what was then Yugoslavia. MoMA's exhibition examines same in Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in
Yugoslavia, 1948-1980.

Museum designs by I.M. Pei include the Pyramid at the Louvre, which everyone knows, and the Miho Museum, which everyone should know (it's gorgeous). Pei's very first museum was The Everson in Syracuse, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As a Board member of the museum pointed out to us and their website states: the Everson is "the first museum to dedicate itself to the collection of American art, to create a permanent collection of ceramics, to collect video art, to create a docent program and to hire the now internationally-known architect I.M. Pei to design its building, a sculptural work of art in its own right."

Game on: Archtober Trivia Night at Housing Works Bookstore, this Wednesday, 6-8pm. (The building above? Click here for the answer)


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