Cambridge - Boston - Cape Cod
September 29, 2021 - October 4, 2021
Docomomo US Travel Tours are exclusive modern architecture, art and design travel experiences. While our international tours have been postponed, we are excited to focus our attention on domestic locations. Mass Modernism, our first US travel tour, will feature significant modern sites in Cambridge, Boston, Lincoln, Dartmouth and Cape Cod.
From the 1930s to the 1970s, modernist architecture thrived in New England. Despite economic problems and a conservative culture, the region fostered the practices of Bauhaus refugees and their students. This tour examines the buildings they made for clients and themselves, from monumental buildings for a renewed downtown Boston to their family houses in the suburbs to experimental weekend houses on Cape Cod. Modernism in New England demonstrates how regional and international tendencies could be in dialogue with one another to make a unique landscape which holds many lessons for the 21st century.
The Mass Modernism tour will be led by Timothy M. Rohan, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Art and Architectural History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and author of The Architecure of Paul Rudolph. Special guides include Peter McMahon, founding director of the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, David Fixler, FAIA, architect and past president of Docomomo US/New England and Gary Wolf, FAIA an architect and currently the interim president of Docomomo US/NE.