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Mid-Century Modern: Precedents and Regional Influences

Saturday, March 3, 2018 | All events (see all) 121 5th Avenue North
Edmonds, WA

Co-sponsored by Docomomo WEWA and Cascadia Art Museum
Promotional support from Seattle Architecture Foundation and College of Built Environments, University of Washington

This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the influential and progressive design professionals working in Michigan, some of whom had ties to the Pacific Northwest, and then experience the wealth of regional design during this period.

This program begins at 10:00 AM with two lectures at Edmonds City Hall. Brian Conway, Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Officer, will discuss the influential and progressive design professionals working in Michigan at mid-century, some of whom had ties to the Pacific Northwest. David Martin, Curator of the Cascadia Art Museum, will speak about the museum’s Northwest Design at Mid-Century exhibition which showcases a variety of works and objects that define the Northwest aesthetic at mid-century.

From 1:00 – 3:00 PM, participants are invited to take a self-guided tour of the Cascadia Art Museum. The museum is located one half mile from Edmonds City Hall. David Martin will be on site to take questions.

Admission to the Cascadia Art Museum is included in the registration cost. Lunch and travel between the lectures and the tour are on one’s own.

$45 general public / $35 members (includes museum admission)

Click here to register.

Photo: Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1942, Eliel Saarinen Architect, Orpheus Fountain by Carl Milles. Photograph by James Haefner. Courtesy Michigan State Historic Preservation Office.


March 3
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Edmonds City Hall
121 5th Avenue North
Edmonds, WA
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