Docomomo US National Symposium
Sarasota, Florida - April 18-21, 2013
Docomomo US hosted its first National Symposium, "Modern Matters," in 2013, in collaboration with Docomomo US/Florida, the Paul Rudolph Foundation, the Sarasota Architectural Foundation, and University of Florida Historic Preservation Program.
The Symposium kicked off on Thursday April 18th at the Herald Tribune Building in downtown Sarasota with a reception and Keynote address by Docomomo US President Theodore Prudon. The four-day event included five sessions, two tours, and a variety of special events such as a reception at the Sanderling Beach Pavilion, a historic beach club designed in 1952 by Paul Rudolph, a closing reception at Home Resource, the leading contemporary furniture showroom in Sarasota and Southwest Florida, which had the World Monuments Fund Modernism at Risk exhibition mounted for the event, and an exclusive book talk and reception on the life and work of Horace Gifford with author and architect Christopher Rawlins.