Fall Tour Day 2021: Cabin Culture! – A Virtual Road Trip – Sunday, October 10, 2021; 1:30pm CDT
Pack the station wagon and plan your picnics! Docomomo US/MN is headed on a (virtual) road trip to celebrate Resort and Cabin Culture, the mainstays of Mid-Century Travel and Leisure across the midwest.
We will be covering hundreds of miles across Minnesota and Wisconsin to feature vacation properties designed by Close Associates, Ralph Rapson, Milo Thompson, Bruce Abrahamson and more. All from the comfort of your own home (or cabin)!
Going, Going, Gone! Broadbent Residence in Rochester. Thursday, July 29, 2021; 6pm
Open to All!
The market for Midcentury homes remains brisk, and the Going, Going, Gone! tour series follows pace, featuring the Broadbent Residence in Rochester, MN!
Thursday, July 29, 2021. 6-7:30pm. Registration is required! This is a free event.
For sale for the first time since its construction in 1959, This absolutely stunning residence was designed by Ellerbe and Company, a renowned commercial architecture firm. The principal designer on the project was Tom Van Housen.
Going, Going, Gone! Close Associates Boynton-Cutright House in Bloomington. Thursday, July 15, 2021; 5pm
Members Only Event!
The Going, Going, Gone! series of tours continues, featuring the Dr. Ruth Boynton & Prudence Cutright House in Bloomington, designed in 1950 by Close Associates.
Thursday, July 15, 2021. 5-6:30pm. Registration is required! This is a free event.
This home will be offered for sale later in 2021. Docomomo US/MN members have the opportunity to see it first!
Join Docomomo US/MN in-person for a walkthrough of this home and meet the owners for their conversation, “Saving a Gem!”
Going, Going, Gone! Arthur Dickey Home in Minnetonka. In-Person on Thursday, June 24, 2021
The Going, Going, Gone! series of tours continues, featuring this beautiful Minnetonka home designed in 1970 by architect Arthur Dickey.
The original owner of this mid-century home is preparing to sell the property for the first time since it was built, and Docomomo US/MN members can take a sneak peek! Virtually unchanged and meticulously cared for, stepping into this home is like stepping back in time.
See the virtual event on the Going, Going, Gone! / Arthur Dickey in MN page
Mount Telemark: Modernist Ski Resort in the Northwoods – Wednesday, April 21; 7pm CDT
Grab your parka as we hit the slopes to celebrate the 2021 Docomomo US theme of Travel and Leisure with a virtual tour of Mount Telemark.
Join Docomomo US/MN and Docomomo US/Chicago as we explore our 2021 theme of Travel and Leisure with a virtual trip to one of the Midwest’s largest planned environmental recreational communities. Mount Telemark Ski Resort opened in Cable, Wisconsin, with three downhill ski runs in 1947. It eventually grew to include an Alpine-style chalet, a youth hostel, a two-runway airport, an 18-hole golf course, and four residential villages.
The fun begins on April 21! Visit the Mount Telemark Virtual Visit page for more details and tickets to the event.
Mini Film Festival: "Minnesota Modern Masters" with MNSAH – March 10, 2021
Virtual Film screenings return to Docomomo US/MN for 2021! Join us on Wednesday, March 10 at 6:30pm CST as Docomomo US/MN and the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (MNSAH) team up for an evening of film screenings and discussions. We will feature five short films from the Minnesota Modern Masters (MMM) Project. This is a free event and open to all!
See the Recorded Event on the 2021 Mini Film Festival page
Watch: Wayzata + The Modern Movement – February 4, 2021
Presented by the Wayzata Historical Society
Miss the live program or hoping to watch it again? We're happy to announce that Wayzata + The Modern Movement can now be streamed on YouTube! In the program, WzHS president Aaron Person explores the history of modern architecture in the greater Wayzata area from 1892 to 1970. Works by famous architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson, and Ralph Rapson are included in the presentation.
Wayzata and the 55391 zip code have long been regarded as a hotbed for modern design. Beginning as an anomaly with the completion of Frank Long’s “Squirrel’s Nest” cottage in 1892, modernism would soon proliferate throughout the community and the world. Two world wars later, it would become mainstream.