Tucson Modernism Week 2018, presented by the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation will take place Friday October 5th through Sunday October 14th. The celebration will feature a series of programs, film, lectures and events highlighting Tucson’s Mid-century Modern design and architecture throughout the city, along with the very popular vintage trailer show. Tucson’s Modernism captured the exuberance of the post WWII era, and is defined by clean, simple lines and a casual informality. In the Southern Arizona desert the movement has come to be defined as Sonoran Modern with the use of regional materials, adaptation to the desert climate and an emphasis on indoor/outdoor living.  2018 will feature work by legendary designers and modernists including Max Gottschalk, Sophie and Harwood Steiger, and Bernard Friedman.

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  • Fri
    8/17
  • Fri
    10/5
  • Sat
    10/6
  • Sun
    10/7
  • Mon
    10/8
  • Tue
    10/9
  • Wed
    10/10
  • Thu
    10/11
  • Fri
    10/12
  • Sat
    10/13
  • Sun
    10/14
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Fri8/17 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Tucson Modernism Week
TMW 2018 | Lecture Series Pass
The Tucson Modernism Week Lecture Series Pass provides you access to all lectures during Modernism Week. Each... Learn More >
Add to Cart $45
PASS
Fri : 10/5
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Sun : 10/14 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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TMW 2018 | VIP Pass
The Tucson Modernism Week VIP Pass provides you access to all lectures, parties, receptions and events during Modernism... Learn More >
Add to Cart $150
PASS
Fri10/5 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sunshine Shop Tucson, 2934 East Broadway Blvd, Tucson AZ 85716 located in Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation’s Hirsh’s Shoes Bldg.
Affiliate Event | Opening Reception | Sunshine Shop Presents: Andy Burgess – Sunshine Mile Modern
Andy Burgess insightfully reinterprets the Desert Modern architecture of Tucson’s Sunshine Mile in a series of small... Learn More >
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Special Event
Sat10/6 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Departure Location To Be Announced
Tour: Tucson’s Chinese Markets – 现代作风
A handful of Chinese markets dot Tucson’s urban landscape, their glowing neon signs a marker of cultural tradition.... Learn More >
Add to Cart $35
Tour
Sat : 10/6
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Sun : 10/14 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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EXHIBITION OPENING: Harwood Steiger Fabrics of the West
The art of textile design radically transformed after World War II as America's economy boomed and optimism bloomed... Learn More >
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Opening Reception
Sun10/7 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Departure Location To Be Announced
TOUR: Tucson Landmark Neon Signs
Join Historian and Neon Sign Aficionado Carlos Lozano for a twilight and evening tour of some of Tucson’s most iconic... Learn More >
Add to Cart $35
Tour
Tue10/9 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

To be Announced
AFFILIATE EVENT: Knoll, The History of a Design Empire.
Join with Knoll Studios for a dive into the history and development of on of American's great design firms.... Learn More >
Add to Cart $10
Lecture
Wed10/10 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

IGNITE Sign Art Museum | 331 S. Olsen Ave
LECTURE: How To Read A Sign: Appreciating Tucson’s Vintage Neon | Carlos Lozano
Join mid-century Tucson historical Carlos Lozano for an in depth look at Tucson’s Neon History.  In this visually... Learn More >
Add to Cart $15
Lecture
Wed10/10 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

331 S. Olsen Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85719
PARTY: IGNITE Sign Art Museum Opening
Come celebrate and help turn on the lights of Tucson's newest museum.  ... Learn More >
Add to Cart $15
Party
Thu10/11 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Copenhagen: 3660 E Fort Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716
EXHIBITION OPENING | Max Gottschalk: Furniture
Mid-Century Modern furniture is timeless, an emotional counterpoint to the ornamentation of the past.  The work of... Learn More >
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Opening Reception
Thu10/11 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Copenhagen Plaza, 3660 E Fort Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716
EXHIBITION & SALE: Nik Krevitsky: Abstract Expressionism 1939 – 1984
The Fort Lowell Neighborhood Association presents an one time exhibition and sale of the Abstract Expressionism artwork... Learn More >
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Opening Reception
Thu10/11 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Copenhagen: 3660 E Fort Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716
EXHIBITION OPENING | Max Gottschalk: Furniture
Mid-Century Modern furniture is timeless, an emotional counterpoint to the ornamentation of the past.  The work of... Learn More >
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Opening Reception
Fri10/12 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

To be Announced
I am a Harwood Steiger Addict
Join Cynthia deVillemarette for this presentation describing how a normal, everyday fabric collector became a confirmed... Learn More >
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Lecture
Fri10/12 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

To be Announced
The Serious Play of Alexander Girard
Join Milwaukee Art Museum Curator Monica Obniski for a look at Alexander Girard. During the midcentury several... Learn More >
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Lecture
Sat10/13 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

To be Announced
Keeping up with Jones: mid-century modern subdivisions of architect A. Quincy Jones
Join Clare Robinson for Keeping up with Jones: mid-century modern subdivisions of architect A. Quincy Jones The... Learn More >
Add to Cart $10
Lecture
Sat10/13 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

To be Announced
Mid-Century, Zero-Carbon, and High-Comfort
Join co-presenters: Jonathan Bean, Ph.D., CPHC and Laurie Clark, RA, CPHC for a look at Mid-Century house in Tucson’s... Learn More >
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Lecture
Sat10/13 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

To be Announced
Made in Fiberglass: Modernica
Learn how Modernica came to acquire the historic machinery that continues to be used today to make fiberglass shell... Learn More >
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Lecture
Sat10/13 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

To be Announced
ICON: William H. Cook
Join Tucson Modernism Week and the Cook Family for an personal illustrated conversation about William Cook, FAIA, one... Learn More >
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Lecture
Sat10/13 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

AC Marriott Granada Room, 151 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701
FILM: Albert Frey, Part I | Film Fest Tucson
Albert Frey, the unpretentious Swiss-born 20th Century architect, led the charge in introducing Modernism to the United... Learn More >
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Film
Sat10/13 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

To be Announced
Modernism Week Cocktail Party
Join the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation and Modernism Week for our annual awesome/chic/utterly fabulous... Learn More >
Add to Cart $75
Party
Sat10/13 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunshine Mile, 2419 E Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85719
TOUR: Vintage Trailer Show
Blast off with shiny, chic and mobile Vintage Trailers.  This year we’re presenting the sixth annual Vintage... Learn More >
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Tour
Sat10/13 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

To be Announced
In the Arms of Saguaros | William L. Bird
Join historian William L. Bird for a exploration at how the saguaro cactus become the far-flung icon of the American... Learn More >
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Lecture
Sun10/14 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunshine Mile Plaza - 2419 E. Broadway Blvd.
Affiliate Event | Sunshine Mile Market
Join the Sunshine Mile for a pop-up markets celebrating of Tucson's Mid-Century heritage alongside new expressions of... Learn More >
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Special Event
Sun10/14 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunshine Mile Plaza - 2419 E. Broadway Blvd.
Affiliate Event | Sunshine Mile Market
Join the Sunshine Mile for a pop-up markets celebrating of Tucson's Mid-Century heritage alongside new expressions of... Learn More >
Add to Cart $0
Special Event
Sun10/14 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

To be Announced
Modernism Week Home Tour
Join Tucson Modernism Week for our Mid Century Modern Home Tour of iconic properties by some of Tucson’s most... Learn More >
Add to Cart $30
Tour
Sun : 10/14
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Thu : 12/14 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


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TOUR: Vintage Trailer Show
Blast off  with shiny, chic and mobile Vintage Trailers.  This year we’re presenting the sixth annual Vintage... Learn More >
Add to Cart $10
Tour

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