Mini Film Festival: "Minnesota Modern Masters" with MNSAH – March 10, 2021
On Wednesday evening, March 10, 2021, in a special collaboration with the Minnesota Society of Architectural Historians (MNSAH), Docomomo US/MN presented a Mini Film Festival with selections from the "Minnesota Modern Masters" series of interviews conducted by MNSAH between 2015-2019. The recording of this virtual event is now available.
For the Winter Film Screening this year, Docomomo US/MN was thrilled to present a special joint program hosted with our friends at MNSAH. We screened a selection of interviews from the extensive “Minnesota Modern Masters” oral history project, conducted by MNSAH. Interview subjects featured Close Associates, Hodne & Stageberg, Ed Sovik, Rafferty & Rafferty, and Val Michelson.
The film screening was followed by a wide-ranging and lively panel discussion with MNSAH and Docomomo US/MN members.
Some of the discussion topics covered:
More information about the Minnesota Modern Masters series via MNSAH.org
Watch all 30+ available MN Masters short films on the MNSAH Vimeo Channel
Additional resources for panel discussion topics:
MN Modern Registry
Lonnie O. Adkins
Lorenzo "Pete" Williams
Native American Center
Minoru Yamasaki in Minnesota
Walker Art Center
Short Films Featured:
Jane King Hession
Jane is an architectural historian and writer. A former president of MNSAH, she’s been actively involved with the Minnesota Modern Masters committee for several years. She is the author of the recently published book, Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture (University of Minnesota Press, 2020).
Linda Mack served as the architecture critic and reporter for the Star Tribune for 21 years. She is also active in the Minnesota Modern Masters oral history project of the Minnesota Society of Architectural Historians, which documents the careers of significant Minnesota architects. Her book, Madeline Island Summer Houses: An Intimate Journey, captures the stories of people and their places on Madeline Island, where she and her husband, Warren, have a beach cottage.
Rolf Anderson is the president of the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. He is an architectural historian whose diverse projects range from the National Register of Historic Places Nomination for the Minneapolis Warehouse District to the National Historic Landmark Nomination for Christ Church Lutheran by Eliel and Eero Saarinen.
Bobak is a board member of Docomomo US/MN; and the human encyclopedia behind the MN Mod Registry. He holds a BA from the University of Southern California and a JD from the University of Minnesota, where he's currently an Adjunct Professor for the University Honors Program and Instructor of Legal Practice at the Law School.
Mike is a registered architect with an interest in the particular complexities of the 20th century. He studied architecture at the University of Michigan and at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He currently works as a historical architect with LHB.
Mike is a board member of Docomomo US/MN and loves virtual film screenings almost as much as he loves Mid Century Modern architecture and design!