Labrouste (1801–75) pioneered the use of glass and iron to create soaring, light-filled, cathedral-like interiors, like the ones found in his two great libraries, the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève and the Bibliothèque Nationale, both in Paris. This show, which includes some 200 objects—drawings, watercolors, photographs, films and architectural models—is the first ever U.S. survey devoted to the 19th-century French architect.
"Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light"
|Venue name:||Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)||Contact:|
11 W 53rd St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 10:30am–5:30pm; Fri 10:30am–8pm.|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to 47–50th Sts–Rockefeller Ctr; E, M to Fifth Ave–53rd St|
|Price:||$25, seniors $18, students $14, children under 16 free. For discounts, order tickets in advance at moma.org. Fri 4–8pm free. Film tickets free with museum admission; screenings-only admission $12, seniors $10, students $8, children under 16 free.|