The schedule of events for the 8th annual Docomomo US Tour Day celebration is here! Click here to see all the listings by state.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 1:00AM
Join us for Tour Day 2014 - "The Future of Mid-Century" October 11, 2014
The 2014 event includes 41 partnerships offering approximately 50 tours planned in nearly half of the states across the country, including 37 individual cities. Tour Day continues to be one of the nation’s largest events promoting modern architecture, design and our built heritage of the mid-20th century.
Click on a state below to view multiple events and partners in your region.
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Tour Day is Docomomo US’ annual national event that works to raise the awareness of and appreciation for buildings, interiors and landscapes designed in the United States during the mid-20th century. Now in its eighth year, Tour Day invites organizations and people across the country to take stock of significant 20th century built design in their state, city, region or neighborhood and celebrate that work with a tour.
If you have an idea for a tour that celebrates modernism in your area, click here. To register your event for Tour Day, please complete the following form with the details of your event. For more information or email us at info(AT)docomomo-us(DOT)org.
Become a Tour Day Sponsor:
Docomomo US is proud to organize Tour Day for people of all ages and backgrounds as a one of a kind national event focused on celebrating modern architecture, landscapes, and sites, but we cannot do it by ourselves. We need the widespread support from people like you. Please consider becoming a sponsor of Tour Day 2014, and join a network of partners, sponsors, and participants who believe in the importance of raising awareness of and appreciation for significant 20th-century built design in their area through educational and interactive tours. Sponsorship is available at all levels and can be tailored to meet outreach needs and interests. For more information on sponsorship opportunites click here or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Docomomo US Tour Day is set for Saturday, October 11, 2014. Tour Day is our national annual event bringing together Docomomo US chapters, architecture and preservation organizations, members, students, architects, historians and the general public to celebrate the modern movement in the US. Docomomo US welcomes preservation organizations across the country to join the event by hosting a tour in your area. If you have an idea for a tour that celebrates modernism in your area, click here.
Lucia Eames, the only child of Charles Eames passed away on April 1, 2014 at the age of 83. Born in St. Louis to Charles and his first wife Catherine Woermann, Lucia was an accomplished artist and graphic designer, and mother of five children. After Ray's death in 1988, Lucia became the owner of the Eames Office and in 2004 she established the Eames Foundation, which oversees the Eames House in Pacific Palisades, California.
By Jessica Smith
Preservation professionals and modernist enthusiasts from all over the country journeyed down to the Lone-Star State last month to celebrate Docomomo US’ second annual National Symposium where everything is big from the hats, hair, and modern architecture. Co-sponsored with Houston Mod, the Symposium took place at Houston’s University of St. Thomas, designed by Phillip Johnson in 1958, a location that facilitated the weekend’s discussions about modern architecture’s significance and role today. The jam-packed, three-day event offered guests a birds-eye view of modernism in Texas, the current state of preserving modernism, the ground-breaking work of architectural archivists and challenge to preserve the ephemeral.
By Natalia Melikova of the Constructivist Project
By Eugenia Woo
By: Jason John Paul Haskins, Assoc. AIA, LEED BD+C
By: Barbara A. Campagna, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C