Tour Day: October 12, 2019
Docomomo US/MN presents its annual Minnesota Modern Tour Day on Saturday, October 12.
Four decades of mid-century modern homes will be open for the Docomomo US/MN Tour Day 2019. Tour stops in Minneapolis, Saint Paul and suburban Twin Cities.
More details and tour schedule available on the 2019 Tour Day page.
Tickets are on sale now! TourDay2019.eventbrite.com
Mod Mixer 2019 - August 1st, Danish Teak Classics
Join Docomomo US/MN for the annual Mod Mixer to enjoy each other’s company and the beautiful mid-century modern furniture at Danish Teak Classics at the Northrup King Building. DTC owner Steve Swanson will lead brief tours of the downstairs warehouse and furniture restoration shop.
Thursday, August 1, 2019, 6-8pm
This free event is open to all and includes light fare, refreshments and wine, plus beer varieties from our Mod Mixer brewery sponsor, Lake Monster.
There will be two raffles, one for existing Docomomo members and another for those who join Docomomo or renew their membership at the event.
This year's Mod Mixer coincides with The Northrup King Building's First Thursdays, so come early or stay late (5-9pm) to visit some of the 300 artists who have studios in the building.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Danish Teak Classics
The Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE Ste 277
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Expressions of Modernism through the Decades @ The Northwest Architectural Archives
June 12, 2019 6-8pm
Join Docomomo US/MN for an evening at the Northwest Architectural Archives at the University of Minnesota.
Interim curator, Cheryll Fong and former curator, Barb Bezat will provide a tour of the storage caverns below the Elmer L. Andersen Library, the opportunity to view material from the collections that will surprise and delight the modernist’s eye, and share what they have learned as stewards of this amazing archive.
This special presentation and tour is free and open to Docomomo US/MN Members. Registration for the event is required.
Not a member of Docomomo? Join today!
Date And Time:
Wed, June 12, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
Elmer L. Andersen Library: Givens Conference Room, main floor
222 21st Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Photo: Larson and McLaren Papers, Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries.
Film Screening: The Experimental City - Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Join Docomomo US/MN for it's 2019 Film Screening: The Experimental City, by Chad Freidrichs (The Pruitt-Igoe Myth).
Urban planner, utopia enthusiast and comic-book author Athelstan Spilhaus had a vision: a plan for a city of the future, decades ahead of its time. He called it the Minnesota Experimental City (MXC). A futuristic attempt to solve noise, pollution and population challenges, MXC was a prototype enthusiastically embraced by some, and disdained by others. In his documentary film The Experimental City, Chad Freidrichs (The Pruitt-Igoe Myth) explores Spilhaus’ futuristic attempt to solve urban issues by creating a full-size city—from scratch—in Minnesota’s northern woods. Using retro film clips and archival material from the Northwest Architectural Archives, Freidrichs’ film takes viewers back to the 1960s, when Spilhaus’ predictions of home computers and remote banking seemed more fantasy than reality.
The trailer can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/238295988
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, The Holden Center, Dunwoody College, 818 Dunwoody Blvd., Minneapolis 55403
Free parking in main and guest parking lots
6 pm Reception: complimentary beverages, breads and spreads, veg and meat trays
6:25 pm Dunwoody College welcome
6:30 pm Screening of The Experimental City (90 minutes)
8:00 pm Q+A with Northwest Architectural Archives curators Cheryll Fong and Barb Bezat on the role NWAA played in the research and development of the film