Archive for the ‘Events’

Get Tickets Now for MoCo Modern Tour

Get your tickets here for the 2016 Montgomery Modern Bus Tour. The tour, which will be held Oct. 8 from 10 am to 3:30 pm,  will explore the Montgomery County work of Deigert and Yerkes, a leading modernist architecture firm in the Washington, DC area, best known for the National Arboretum Administration Building.  Operating from 1947 […]

Event: Palm Springs in DC – April 21

  Room & Board is bringing Palm Springs to the East Coast. On April 21, the modern furniture purveyor on 14th Street is hosting a conversation and book signing with Heidi Creighton, author of William Krisel’s Palm Springs: The Language of Modernism, which will be available for purchase. Krisel is the living-legend architect who helped […]

Forget Mad Men; Go See These Mod Women

While men get most of the ink, there are women who left their mark on mid-century modern architecture and design as well. There are a slew of events in our area celebrating some of these female modernists. On Oct. 10, the national  Docomomo US Tour Day (the DC-centric version is Oct. 24),  Women in Architecture […]

Get Your Tickets: Montgomery Modern Bus Tour Oct. 5

Get your tickets now and hop aboard the Montgomery Modern Bus Tour on Oct. 5 to explore various modernist sites in the county. As part of Docomomo’s Tour Day 2013, Montgomery County Planning Department’s Historic Preservation office, in partnership with the American Institute of Architects Potomac Valley Chapter, will host the tour from 10 am to […]

Lecture: Restoring Wright’s Interiors and Furnishings; March 7

The third and final part of the lecture series “Still Outside the Box,” which has highlighted the work of Frank Lloyd Wright will focus on restoring the interior and furnishings of Wright’s work. The event will be held March 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the The Lyceum in Alexandria. The series is sponsored by Woodlawn/Pope-Leighey, historic sites of the National Trust […]

Ft. Lauderdale’s ModWeekend: March 15-17

Tired of the cold? Want to see some mid-century modern architecture at the beach? Book a ticket down to Florida for the inaugural ModWeekend in Fort Lauderdale. Spearheaded by John T. O’ Conner, editor-in-chief of Tropic Magazine, the event will kick off Friday, March 15 with a “Mod Men” party. The weekend will include two […]

Monday Night Event: Southwest DC: Then and Now

If you want to squeeze in some DC architecture before the final presidential debate, the Southwest Heritage Project will be holding  a program on Southwest DC’s history, architecture and public parks at Monday night’s Southwest Neighborhood Assembly meeting. The event, entitled Southwest DC: Then and Now, will be held Oct. 22 from 7-8 p.m. in the Molly Smith […]

Preserving DC’s MCM Architecture

Interested in what is happening in efforts to preserve Washignton’s mid-century modern architecture? If you are, pick up tickets for an Oct. 4 event at the National Building Museum (NBM) that will explore the issue.  Six years ago, the D.C. Preservation League, working with Robinson & Associates, a research and consulting firm specializing in architectural […]

Event: When a Wright House is No Longer a Home

What happens to a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house when it is no longer a home? A panel of experts will explore this question at an event Thursday, Sept. 20 at The Lyceum in Alexandria. Case studies of two houses will be explored in “From Private to Public: New Uses for Wright Houses.”  The event, which starts at 7 […]