Architecture

Egypt's Treasure Guardians | Full Program

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Meet Egypt's "treasure guardians," a group of archaeologists, scholars, conservators, and engineers working to guard national heritage, following years of political upheaval, by building a museum. To preserve its rich history and to tempt visitors back, Egypt is building the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)—the greatest Egyptian monument since the pyramids! Archaeologists across the country are opening new dig sites to find artifacts for display, with the hope that teaching the public about important historical areas will keep those places protected in the future.

New Orleans: The Water Line

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Learn how community groups and outside organizations are making it possible for one New Orleans community to rebuild.

Career Connections | Museum Exhibitions Preparator

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An exhibitions preparator at the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio, works with a curator and a designer to mount major exhibitions. This career combines fine art, history, and design.

Public Art in the Gilded Age | Treasures of New York: "Stanford White"

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Learn about the famous statue sculpted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, “Diana of the Tower,” that sat atop Stanford White’s Madison Square Garden during the Gilded Age in this video from Treasures of New York: Stanford White. Through video, discussion questions, and classroom activities explore how public art reflects society and serves as a vivid connection to history.

Entremundanos: Casa Aboy

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Reseña histórica de la Casa Aboy desde su construcción hasta convertirse en una galería fotográfica. La Casa Aboy es una de las pocas estructuras que aún se conservan y que son representativas de los comienzos de la arquitectura moderna en Puerto Rico. Ella guarda, desde su construcción hasta nuestros tiempos, parte de la historia cultural y arquitectónica del país.

This is a historical report about the Aboy House, from its construction until it was converted into a photographic gallery. The Aboy House is one of the few structures that still keeps and represents the beginnings of modern architecture in Puerto Rico. The House saves, since the construction until the present, part of the country's cultural and architectural history.

Wright Never Saw Any Limits | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Frank Lloyd Wright

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Biographer Meryle Secrest talks about Frank Lloyd Wright.

Thomas Marvel - Conferenciante Humanista del año 2010

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Arquitecto y educador innato, Thomas Marvel, dedicó su quehacer vital a la conservación y rehabilitación del patrimonio edificado de la isla, el urbanismo, la docencia, la investigación, la escritura, y al estudio de la historia de nuestra arquitectura.

The Palace of the Governors: A Witness to History

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Built in 1610, New Mexico's Palace of the Governors is one our nation's most important landmarks. For centuries it has been the heartbeat of New Mexico and has rich stories to tell about our past and the history of the United States. New Mexico History Museum Director Frances Levine shares insights into the unique history of the Palace. Archaeologist Stephen Post takes us on a journey into the Palace's past through the massive archeological excavations that took place prior to the construction of the New Mexico History Museum.

Saarinen’s St. Louis Gateway Arch, Monument Design, and Westward Expansion

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Explore monument design and Westward Expansion in this video about the St. Louis Gateway Arch. Eero Saarinen’s famous arch sits on the Mississippi River and is considered the “gateway to the West.” Saarinen’s structure commemorates Thomas Jefferson and his efforts to open the West through the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Built in the 1960s, the Arch remains the tallest arch in the world. 

Picturing America - The Chrysler Building

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The competitive climate of 1920s Manhattan drove the creation of the Chrysler building, which ultimately surpassed even the Eiffel Tower in height. William Van Alen made it distinctive through inventively applied Art Deco design, using machine-age motifs such as hubcaps and radiator caps, and American eagle heads in place of traditional gargoyles.

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