Virtual Event – Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan: Revisited. Presented by MNSAH. Tuesday November 15; 7pm CST
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo. Photo courtesy Bill Olexy.
Join celebrated Minnesota author and architectural historian, Jane King Hession, as she presents meticulous and fascinating research about the work completed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan.
Tuesday, November 15; 7pm Central Time.
Free Event, via Zoom
Presented by the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (MNSAH)
Jane King Hession explains that Frank Lloyd Wright first traveled to Japan in 1905 and would return to design the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, completed in 1923. The architecture, culture, and landscapes of Japan captivated Wright and transformed his work. His fascination with the art of Japan led to a second career, as a highly successful dealer of Japanese prints. Wright, in turn, left his architectural mark on the country and influenced future generations of architects who would do the same. Jane's talk will retrace Wright’s steps to explore the place he once called, “the most romantic artistic country on earth.”
Past 2022 Events
Fall Tour Day 2022 – Twin Cities Modern: Vernacular, Spectacular! Saturday October 8; 12:30pm
Docomomo US/MN is excited to return in-person this year for Fall Tour Day, scheduled for October 8, 2022.
Tickets go on sale September 24!
Join Docomomo US/MN as we explore midcentury homes across the Twin Cities metro; featuring homes designed by renowned MN architects and builders: Close Associates, Michael McGuire, Joe Michels, Richard Lundgren and others.
MNSAH Fall Tour – Minneapolis Revival: Peavey Plaza and Loring Greenway. Saturday October 8; 9:30am
MNSAH’s Fall Tour features a walking tour of both Peavey Plaza and the Loring Greenway in downtown Minneapolis, which were designed by New York landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg, who promoted an innovative approach to urban design, the park plaza. Using urban materials, such as concrete and metal, and rectilinear rather than curvilinear forms, the park plaza was a modern counterpoint to the picturesque greenery that had characterized parks until that time.
In the course of the tour we will learn why these urban landscapes are significant and worthy of preservation and about the extensive efforts needed to preserve Peavey Plaza.
The tour will be led by Elizabeth Gales and Charlene Roise, historians/architectural historians with Hess, Roise and Company, Minneapolis-based historical consultants. They prepared the National Register nomination for Peavey Plaza and were involved with the long negotiations that led to its rehabilitation.
IDS Center 50th Anniversary Ceremony. Thursday, September 22, 2022; Noon–2pm
IDS Center and mdc invite the Minneapolis community to partake in the ceremony and enjoy the thoughtfully crafted schedule of events in celebration of the property’s golden anniversary. The event will take place in the Crystal Court, Minneapolis’ central gathering place, from noon – 2:00 p.m. CT, and will feature:
Duluth Preservation Alliance: 2022 Annual Historic Properties Tour. Sunday, September 18, 2022.
Duluth is a city rich with architectural history. A unique part of that history will be on display during the Duluth Preservation Alliance’s Annual Historic Properties Tour. The tour runs from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, September 18. People can wander inside and out of six historic gems around our Zenith City in any order. This year five of the properties are Mid-Century Modern. The properties are listed in the link above.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online now. On the day of the tour, start at one of the addresses in the link above, at the door show your confirmation and you will be given a paper ticket. Present this ticket for entrance to the rest of the properties.
The day of the event tickets will be available in person in the Fitger’s Duluth lobby, 600 East Superior St., from 10am to 2pm.
Masks will be required to be properly worn while inside the properties.
Please park safely and legally at each property.
Going, Going, Gone! Joseph Michels in Saint Anthony Park. Thursday, August 18, 2022.
Join Docomomo US/MN for a look inside this Joe Michels designed home in Saint Anthony Park.
In-Person (self-guided) Tour: Thursday August 18; 6pm-7:30pm
This is a FREE event, but registration required!
Going, Going, Gone! The Pauline and Wells Gustafson Residence; Bloomington, MN.
Thursday, August 4, 2022.
The 2022 Going, Going, Gone! series of home tours continues with this remarkable 1956 Bloomington home, still owned by the original family, overlooking the bluffs of the Minnesota River.
Join Docomomo US/MN on Thursday, August 4
Live Virtual Tour: 4:30pm (CDT)
In-Person (self-guided) Tour: 5:30-7pm
This is a FREE event, but registration required!
Going, Going, Gone! John Howe in Rochester. In-Person and Online! Thursday, May 26, 2022
Join Docomomo US/MN on Thursday, May 26, 2022 for a peek at this John Howe house, in-person in Rochester, MN. 6-7:30pm.
Or join the online virtual tour at 5pm!
The 2022 Going, Going, Gone! series of home tours kicks off with this stunning home by John Howe, originally built for Dr. John & Maaja Washington in 1976.
To be offered for sale later this spring, Docomomo US/MN members and friends have the opportunity to tour this property before it hits the market.
Docomomo US/MN Online Film Screening – GOFF – Tuesday, April 19, 2022; 7pm
Docomomo US/MN is pleased to present GOFF, a new documentary from Porch Space and Britni Harris about Bruce Goff, the singular 20th century Midwestern architect. Goff’s distinctive work can be found across the United States—even here, in unassuming Mountain Lake, Minnesota.
Join us (online) on Tuesday, April 19 at 7pm for this special film screening, followed by a discussion with the director, Britni Harris.
Tapping History: Midcentury Modernism in the South Lake Minnetonka Area – Monday, March 14, 2022; 7pm
Excelsior Brewing Company
Join Docomomo US/MN and Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society in-person at Excelsior Brewing Company for an engaging evening focused on the midcentury modern architecture in the South Lake Minnetonka area.
Bobak Ha'Eri of Docomomo US/MN will present an illustrated (and entertaining) history of the Modern Movement as the cities surrounding South Lake Minnetonka were developed in the mid-20th century.