Exploring modernism just got easier


Docomomo US Staff


Membership, Explore Modern
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Your resilience helps keep vital architecture alive

It has been an unprecedented year for Docomomo US. With your help, we led the effort to save the Philip Johnson and John Burgee designed AT&T Building in New York, continued our long-standing advocacy efforts for the Atlanta Central Fulton Library designed by Marcel Breuer, and tackled more recent threats to demolish the Thompson Center in Chicago and significant alternations to the Natalie DeBlois designed Terrace Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati. Together with you, our chapters and preservation partners, we are not only fighting these battles, we are winning.

Being a member of Docomomo US now comes with new perks! Scroll to the bottom to hear how exploring modernism just got easier.

Case in point, after a year-long campaign, the Albright Knox Art Museum recently abandoned its plans to build a glass box on top of Gordon Bunshaft’s iconic 1962 addition (see picture below). The revised design leaves the Bunshaft building largely untouched.

This proposal is VASTLY different because Docomomo US and preservation advocates such as yourself held the museum accountable.

Your membership is essential to these efforts. Your engagement as a member allows us to speak out for threatened sites that come into our office each and every day. Your membership also recognizes outstanding preservation projects including the restoration of the once threatened Albert Ledner designed Lenox Health Greenwich Village in New York City and the community restoration of the George Kraigher House, the only Richard Neutra designed house in Brownsville, Texas.

It is your voice and the voice of this community that has brought about these changes and it is what makes Docomomo US effective.

New for 2019: Explore Modern House Partnership


We know you enjoy traveling and visiting exceptional modern homes and sites. Beginning this fall, we are pleased to announce your Docomomo US membership card will grant reciprocal access and discounts to an exclusive list of modern places. Sites to be explored include: MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center, the Modulightor Building, the Mies van der Rohe designed Farnsworth House and McCormick House, and Sarasota Architectural Foundation led tours of the Cocoon House and Umbrella House in Florida. As we continue to forge partnerships with some of our favorite modern homes, consider this your 2019 to do list.

With your support we can continue our important work to advocate for significant sites and produce original and unique content on the topics and issues that concern you the most.

Thank you for being a vital part of our collective voice.