I went to Archer Saturday afternoon to see the exhibit of mid-century art by Benjamin Abramowitz. If you have not made it yet to Georgetown to see the colorful and bold abstract pieces done between 1960 and 1970, hurry to the store. You can also plan on attending the closing party for the exhibit, which will close Tuesday, July 16. The finale , ABRAMOWITZ x WASHINGTON ART MATTERS, will include an exclusive book signing by Jean Cohen and Elizabeth Tebow, two authors of the newly published and highly acclaimed WASHINGTON ART MATTERS: Art Life in the Capital 1940-1990. The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Enjoy the views.
Month: June 2013
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/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/modern-capital-logo.png 0 0 Mid-Century Mike /wp-content/uploads/2019/11/modern-capital-logo.png Mid-Century Mike2013-06-24 21:08:512020-05-08 12:40:25Hollin Hills Gets Historic Nod
The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has approved Hollin Hills as a Virginia landmark historic district. The award-winning Fairfax County neighborhood has been long been recognized as one of the groundbreaking modernist suburban communities to be developed post-World War II. The Department’s State Review Board also voted last month to unanimously to forward the nomination to the National Park Service for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The designation opens up potential tax credits for rehabilitation work on the neighborhoods nearly 450 mid-century modern homes, mostly designed by Charles Goodman. Goodman’s Rock Creek Woods, Hammond Wood and five homes in Takoma Park are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/modern-capital-logo.png 0 0 Mid-Century Mike /wp-content/uploads/2019/11/modern-capital-logo.png Mid-Century Mike2013-06-18 07:26:122020-08-24 16:58:28Chance to Tour Wright’s Three Homes in DC
The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has created a special opportunity to tour all three of the Wright-designed homes in the Washington area. On June 29, the group will start with the Robert Llewellyn Wright House (1953) in Bethesda. Thomas Wright, grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright and the current owner of the house, will personally conduct the tour and answer questions. Participants will then travel to McLean, to tour the Luis Marden House (1952). Light refreshments will be served on the terrace with views overlooking the majestic Potomac. The day will conclude at Woodlawn with a tour of the Pope-Leighey House (1939) in Alexandria. Cost is $185 for members; $200 for non-members. You can register here. Act fast if you want to go since space is limited.