2020 (virtual) Tour Day: The 1970s Turn 50 Across Minnesota – Sunday, October 11
Can you dig it? The Docomomo US/MN annual Tour Day is going virtual this year. Far out!
Join us Sunday, October 11, 2020 for an online virtual tour that will crisscross the state of Minnesota, highlighting public and private sites that exemplify the outta sight (and now historic) decade of late modernism that was the 1970s.
Presented via livestream by intrepid reporters (okay, actually socially distant Docomomo US/MN board members), our 2020 Tour Day features three keen sites across Minnesota, and explores the impact of seventies modernism on our state.
We start at 1pm Central. Catch you on the flip side!
Virtual Film Screening: "John H. Howe, Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Master of Perspective"
September 16; 6:30pm
Docomomo US/MN presents a virtual screening of John H. Howe, Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Master of Perspective on Wednesday, September 16th; 6:30pm.
The film will be followed by a discussion with Rob Barros, the filmmaker; Jane King Hession, author of John H. Howe, Architect: From Taliesin Apprentice to Master of Organic Design; and Sidney Bowen, architect and two-time Howe homeowner.
READ MORE and watch the panel discussion on the John Howe Film Screening page
Going, Going, Gone! A Facebook Live Event – August 2, 2020; 1:30pm
Join Docomomo US/MN on Sunday August 2 for a peek at this 1970 John Howe masterpiece. 1:30pm via Facebook Live.
The Going, Going, Gone! series of tours continues, via streaming virtual tour presented by socially distanced Docomomo US/MN Board Members. No shoe covers required.
For sale for the first time in 50 years, this one-of-a-kind architectural gem was exceptionally maintained by the original owners. This beautiful home, known as "The Grabow House", was designed by John Howe who was Frank Lloyd Wright's chief draftsman for 25 years.
READ MORE and see the virtual tour on the Grabow House Event Page
Women in Architecture: Lisl Close and the Legacy of Modern Design – March 4, 2020
In her book, Hession argues that when Close opened her practice in Minneapolis with her husband Winston “Win” Close in 1938, “she was the first modern architect in Minnesota. Close and Scheu Architects was also the first firm in the state dedicated to modern architecture.” As head of her successful business, later known as Close Associates, Lisl Close designed more than 250 distinctive residences, as well as clinics, hospitals, and commercial buildings. “She was also a trailblazer as a woman in architecture,” Hession says, “and influenced generations of architects through her example.”
The exhibition is presented by the Goldstein Museum of Design at the University of Minnesota.
Members Only Event!
Docomomo US/MN is pleased to offer members an exclusive event on Wednesday, March 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in Rapson Hall at the University of Minnesota. “Women in Architecture: Lisl Close and the Legacy of Modern Design” includes a walk-through of the exhibition “Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture,” followed by a panel discussion about Close with Jane King Hession, author the forthcoming book, Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture, published by University of Minnesota Press.
From 6-6:30 p.m., members are invited to check in and browse the exhibition (which Hession curated). Light refreshments will be served.
From 6:30 to 7 p.m., in 100 Rapson, Hession will talk about Close’s work and her contributions to modernism.
From 7 to 7:30 p.m., Docomomo US/MN president Katherine Stalker will moderate a conversation between Hession, Jean Rehkamp Larson (founder of Rehkamp Larson Architects), and Julia Robinson, FAIA, architecture professor at the University of Minnesota. The discussion will address how Close paved the way for women in architecture, as well as her legacy and influence as a woman working in modern architecture. An audience Q+A will follow.
READ MORE and see the video presentation on the Elizabeth Scheu Close event page