Ode to Le Corbusier
June 15 marks the opening of the Museum of Modern Art’s “Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes,” which will run through September 23. The exhibit, which New York’s Justin Davidson called “essential and long overdue,” will feature the many works of Le Corbusier (né Charles-Édouard Jeanneret), a Swiss-born artist, urban planner, and father of modern architecture. Visitors can view his many works, which run the gamut from photographs, drawings, and watercolor paintings inspired by landscapes from Italy to India to his elaborate architectural plans (presented as four reconstructed interiors). Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $14 for students, and free for members of the museum and children under 16 and can be purchased at the museum or online.
Aside from the subway stairs, very little about the city’s structure actively promotes exercise. However, there are designers and architects working to change that. June 13 marks the opening of the FitNation exhibit at the Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Pl., nr. 3rd St.), taking place two weeks before the eighth annual FitCity Conference. Visitors will see how opportunities for physical activity are being factored into everyday structures throughout the nation by centralizing stairs or creating more walking paths. The opening reception lasts from 6 to 8 p.m. and those wishing to attend must RSVP here. Admission is free. The exhibit will run through September 7 and can be viewed during regular business hours (Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
What a Meshugeneh
For those who’ve always wanted to learn how to ferment their own sauerkraut, head to the Meshugeneh House of DIY, a celebration of Russian-Jewish culture hosted by RJeneration and the Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations. Artisanally inclined attendees will be exposed to the pleasures of pickling, infusing vodka, and other old-world practices through more than 25 workshops as well as more modern activities like yoga and urban farming. The event begins on June 16 at 1 p.m. on the roof of Brooklyn’s Office Ops (57 Thames St., nr. Knickerbocker Ave.). Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and can be purchased here.