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The Week in Social: The White House Goes Rainbow, Robert Venturi's Birthday, and Brits Take Over a NYC Museum

Welcome to Curbed's new weekly round-up of architecture and design on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and (god forbid) even LinkedIn. Collected from retweets, intra-office chats, and, well, anything that sent us into a 140-character tizzy, this is what Curbed editors actually read last week. Please be in touch if you have a recommendation for next week.

America should be very proud. #LoveWins

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As one could expect, there was a lot of celebratory chatter across the Internet about the historic decision handed down by the Supreme Court last Friday legalizing same-sex marriage across the United States. Some of the chatter was just that and some of came in the form of jubilantly full-color graphic design and photo-illustration because what better way to celebrate than painting everything rainbow? And, in case you were wondering, the White House wasn't the only major U.S. landmark to find itself sporting a custom ROY-G-BIV look this weekend.


In other news, trailblazing Postmodernist architect and 1991 Pritzker Prize winner Robert Venturi turned 90 last Thursday! MoMA posted this little tribute, which also highlights the designer's artistic work outside the world of structure design.


A new pair of exhibitions at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum spotlight two British designers: One examines the work of Thomas Heatherwick (Curbed was on the scene at a press preview) and the other is a lovely collection of west African textiles selected and artfully displayed by David Adjaye. Though the two occupy different floors of the gorgeous 19th-century Upper East Side, Manhattan, building the museum calls home, they're in undeniable dialogue with one another. Just check out this photo by Curbed architecture critic Alexandra Lange:


Architectural lensman and professional flâneur Iwan Baan recently took over the Instagram feed of one of our favorite cultural institutions, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, just north of Copenhagen in Humlebaek, Denmark (if you haven't been, plan your trip right this moment. This snap by Baan of a recent project Spanish firm (and 2015 Serpentine Pavilion designers) selgascano shows an educational pavilion by the firm, part of the museum's AFRICA exhibition on sub-Saharan African design innovation. It's a real beaut.


Monday Mood. #Latergram of Trisha Brown Dance Company at Donald Judd's Soho studio

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If you only know her as Beyoncé's little sister (or if you don't know her at all, which would be a real shame) please know that musician Solange Knowles is hella interested in things beyond music and fashion, frequently spotlighting A+ art and architecture in her stellar Instagram feed. Here, the singer snapped members of the Trisha Brown Dance Company performing at the Judd Foundation in Manhattan's SoHo neighb'.


'Tis not often that a 17th-century portrait and contemporary sports culture find themselves so intertwined, but such a coincidence did occur one fateful day last May. Mark Lamster, architecture guy at the Dallas Morning News, once tweeted about the uncanny resemblance of a Diego Velázquez portrait subject and Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. Apparently, the internet is still reminding him of his casual (and eerily accurate!) observation.


The last bit of wisdom comes from Brininstool + Lynch Architecture in Chicago. Apparently, Richard Neutra had this to say about architectural design.

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