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2017 LONGHOUSE WINTER BENEFIT

Editor in chief: Najaam Lee 
Contributing Location writer: Mitchell Acks
Photo credit: LHR

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This non-profit arboretum, art museum, sculpture garden, and educational organisation based in East Hampton – dives into the new year with a Winter Benefit at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on February 15, 2017.
It will be an exciting night to celebrate not only the outstanding design achievements of Tsien and Williams with the eminent critic Paul Goldberger on hand; but also the first private showing of LARSENWORLD: LONGHOUSE IN EAST HAMPTON a film fashioned by LongHouse as the pinnacle of its 25th-year triumphs.
Jack Larsen selected husband and wife architectural team, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, to be honoured at this year’s LongHouse Reserve Winter Benefit for their outstanding architecture as well as their devoted participation in the cultural community. Chosen in 2016 as the designers of the Barack Obama Presidential Center, the couple has received more than two dozen awards from the American Institute of Architects over the past three decades, as well as numerous national and international citations. Their many accomplishments include the design of the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago and the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, which will be the 2017 LongHouse Reserve Winter Benefit venue.
Following a cocktail reception at 6pm, architectural critic, educator and Contributing Editor for Vanity Fair, Paul Goldberger, will continue the tradition of the LongHouse practice of recognising design brilliance (Richard Meier, Hugh Hardy and the Norman Foster Group) by bestowing the LongHouse Award to Williams and Tsien.  Mr Goldberger will then lead a lively discussion with the architects on their work and their design philosophy.
Afterwards, guests will be treated to an exclusive premiere screening of LARSENWORLD: LONGHOUSE IN EAST HAMPTON.
 This 23-minute film, produced by the Checkerboard Film Foundation, has been a year in the making and features the career highlights of LongHouse Reserve founder Jack Lenor Larsen, as he takes audiences on a tour of what he has created at LongHouse since acquiring the property in 1975.
Following the film, patron and sponsor ticket holders will enjoy a festive dinner held in a private residence at the nearby San Remo on Central Park West.
This event is made possible with the generous support of Katja Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt, and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners.
Get your tickets for space is limited!
For additional information, please contact Alette Winfield at Alison Mazzola Communications at alette@mazzpr.com or 212.755.2100

ABOUT LONGHOUSE RESERVE

LongHouse Reserve is a not-for-profit organisation with 16 beautiful acres in East Hampton, New York. Through its art collections, arboretum, sculpture gardens, and educational programs, LongHouse Reserve brings together art and nature, aesthetics and spirit, with the strong conviction that living with art in all its forms is central to living fully and living creatively. It seeks to expand the imaginations of all its visitors, no matter what age or level of appreciation. Each year the LongHouse Reserve presents major exhibitions in the pavilion and the gardens. Currently, there are more than 60 sculptures for the gardens including works of glass by Dale Chihuly, ceramics byToshiko Takaezu, bronzes by Eric Fischl,Lynda Benglis and Willem de Kooning. Works by George Rickey, Alfonso Ossorio, Yoko Ono, Pavel Opocensky, and Takashi Soga are also on view, while the installation of a “Fly’s Eye Dome” designed by Buckminster Fuller and a site-specific Sol LeWitt piece add interesting scale and dimension.
Admission is $10 and $8 for seniors. Admission is free for LongHouse members, children under 12 and high school and college students with ID.
LongHouse Reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, New York 11937. www.longhouse.org
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