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Tucson Modernism Week 2019, presented by the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation will take place October 4th to 13th. 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.

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    LOCATION:Sunshine Shop Tucson: 2934 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson AZ 85716 located in THPF’s Historic Hirsh’s Shoes Bldg Leona Caldwell was a noted figure in Arizona’s modernist craft movement.... Learn More >
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    TMW 2019 | Lecture Series Pass

    FRI : 10/4 to SAT : 10/12


    Tucson Modernism Week The Tucson Modernism Week Lecture Series Pass provides you access to all... Learn More >
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    TMW 2019 | VIP Pass
    Fri : 10/4
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    Sun : 10/13 5:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    LOCATION:Tucson Modernism Week The Tucson Modernism Week VIP Pass provides you access to all lectures,... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:Depart: Hirsh's Shoes Building 2934 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716 This tour led by Architect Elaine Becherer and Tucson Historic Preservation... Learn More >
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    Film – Sinatra in Palm Springs
    Sat10/5 12:00 PM - 1:30 AM

    LOCATION:Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716 Sinatra in Palm Springs – The Place He Called Home”, a documentary film... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:Check in Sunshine Mile, Solot Plaza, 2631 E Broadway Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85716 AIA Southern Arizona Chapter as a continuation of “Inside the Sunshine... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:Depart: Amethyst Room Pima Community College Downtown Campus 1255 North Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85709 This tour led by historian Ken Scoville and City of Tucson Principle Planner... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:Mexican-American History and Heritage Museum at the Historic Sosa-Carrillo House: 151 S. Granada Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701 (At the TCC) Join Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson, Tucson Historic Preservation... Learn More >
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    Walking Tour: Downtown Modern *SOLD OUT*
    Sun10/6 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    LOCATION:Charles Clement Fountain, El Presidio Park - 160 W. Alameda St. Tucson, AZ 85701 Join architect Jon Mirto for walking tour of Downtown Tucson’s Mid-Century... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:Ignite Sign Art Museum - 331 S. Olsen Tucson, AZ 85719 Join with the Ignite Sign Art Museum on Sunday, October 6th from Noon -4pm for... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:Center for Creative Photography - 1030 N Olive Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719 Join the University of Arizona Museum of Art and the Center for Creative... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:University of Arizona Museum of Art: 1031 Olive Rd, Tucson, AZ 85721 Attendees of the “Bauhaus: The Face of the 20th Century” screening are... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:Center for Creative Photography: 1030 N Olive Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719 Join with the Center for Creative Photography for a special print... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:Ignite Sign Art Museum - 331 S. Olsen Tucson, AZ 85719 Join mid-century urban historian Carlos Lozano and Ignite Sign Art Museum... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:University of Arizona Museum of Art: 1031 Olive Rd, Tucson, AZ 85721 As part of UofA College of Humanities: Humanities Week, Elizabeth Otto from the... Learn More >
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    Architectural Renderings – Techniques, Technologies, and Impact – Mid-Century to Today

    MON 10/7 – FRI 10/11: 4PM – 6PM

    SAT 10/12 – SUN 10/13: 9AM – 3PM

    LOCATION:Sunshine Mile, Solot Plaza, 2631 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85716 In conjunction with Tucson Modernism Week as part of Architecture Week, the AIA... Learn More >
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    Tucson Modernism Week Join UA Associate Professor of Architecture Clare Robinson for an early evening... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:Copenhagen Imports: 3660 E. Fort Lowell Join the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation and the Old Fort Lowell... Learn More >
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    Exhibition: Giorgio Belloli

    SAT 10/5  – SUN 10/13

    LOCATION:Copenhagen Imports: 3660 E. Fort Lowell Join with Copenhagen Imports and Tucson Modernism Week for a special furniture... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:Tucson Creative Dance Center - 3131 N. Cherry Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719 Join Tucson Modernism Week and Film Fest Tucson for a special showing of the... Learn More >
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    Film
    LOCATION:Gallery 2Sun (in the Warehouse and Transfer Building): 100 E. 6th St Please join author Randolph Maxted for a lecture about prominent mid-century... Learn More >
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    Lecture
    Modernism Market at Midtown Mercantile Merchants

    Open OCT 4-13

    Reception OCT 11 5pm-8pm

    LOCATION:Midtown Mercantile Merchants: 4443 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712 Join Midtown Mercantile Merchants for the opening of their 2019 Modernism... Learn More >
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    Lecture: Escape from Ugly Valley
    Fri10/11 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    LOCATION:Christian Faith Fellowship Church, 1900 N Country Club Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716 Ugly Valley is a place bounded by temporality. The phrase describes a dip in... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:Christian Faith Fellowship Church, 1900 N Country Club Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716 Join historian and scholar Rachel Leibowitz for a keynote exploration of the... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:AC Hotel, Marbella Room, 151 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701 Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Walter Gropius’ Bauhaus with this lively,... Learn More >
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    Tucson Modernism Week Headquarters & Bookstore

    SAT & SUN OCT 12-13 9:00AM – 3:00PM 

    LOCATION:2631 East Broadway Blvd. Stop in at the Tucson Modernism Week Headquarters & Bookstore for tickets,... Learn More >
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    Vintage Trailer Show

    SAT: 10/2 and SUN: 10/13

    9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    LOCATION:Sunshine Mile, Solot Plaza, 2631 E Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85716 Blast off with shiny, chic and mobile vintage trailers.  This year we’re... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:American Evangelical Church - 115 N Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716 Join Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Officer Brian D. Conway for a... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:American Evangelical Church - 115 N Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716 Swaim Associates, established in 1969 by Bob Swaim, has been a leader in the... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:Gallery 2 Sun, 100 East 6th St. Tucson, Arizona 85705 (at the corner of 7th Ave) Imagine what your Grandparents thought regarding fitness and workout fashions... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:American Evangelical Church - 115 N Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716 A presentation in support of the book release: Powerhouse: The Life and Work of... Learn More >
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    LOCATION:American Evangelical Church - 115 N Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716 Join Dave Hampton for a look into Modernist Craft Organizations of the... Learn More >
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    Lecture: Berta Wright, Design Icon
    Sat10/12 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    LOCATION:American Evangelical Lutheran Church: 115 N Tucson Blvd, Tucson, Arizona 85716 Berta Wright was a major design figure in mid-century Tucson's design... Learn More >
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    Tucson Modernism Week Cocktail Party
    Sat10/12 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    LOCATION:address e-mailed to ticket purchasers prior to the event. Join the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation and Tucson Modernism Week for... Learn More >
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    Tucson Modernism Week Home Tour
    Sun10/13 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    LOCATION:Start Location: Tucson Modernism Week Headquarters - Sunshine Mile, Solot Plaza - 2631 E. Broadway Blvd. Join Tucson Modernism Week for our Mid Century Modern Home Tour of iconic... Learn More >
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