1. Tucson Modernism Week 2021 Limited In-Person Cocktail Party

    Celebrate and support Tucson Modernism Week with a special limited in-person event Saturday December 11, 2021 at the Historic Jacobson House.  Designed by master architect Judith Chafee in 1975 and built-in 1977 this iconic, widely published and influential design typifies late desert modern design.  The setting of this sunset reception will take your breath away […]

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  2. Tucson Moderism Week 2020

    Can’t get enough of Tucson Moderism Week we have you covered. All of 2020 virtual content and programing is live and free.  Tucson Modernism Week 2020 We hope to see fully in-person in 2022.  Tucson Modernism Week is made possible by Landmark Sponsor Copenhagen Living; Heritage Sponsors: AZ Modern, Benjamin Supply, and the Mini Time […]

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  3. Miniaturizing Ball Paylore with Michael Yurkovic

    The original Ball-Paylore House is a passive solar home designed and built by renowned architect Arthur T. Brown in 1952. Acquired and restored by the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures commissioned Michael Yurkovic to create a miniature of the house for the museum’s permanent collection.  The house is an […]

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  4. Western Ways: Though the Aperture with Rachael Black and William Lawrence Bird Jr.

    Western Ways Features Service, was an association of freelance writers and photographers, providing articles and photographs about the Desert Southwest to various publications.  Charles Herbert, a former newsreel cameraman for Pathé News and Fox Movietone News, along with his wife Lucile, assumed the operations of Western Ways in 1940.  Over the following three decades, the […]

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  5. Miracle Mile: Boom and Bust – Tucson’s Highway with Demion Clinco

    Demion Clinco, CEO of the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, will present on the history and future of Tucson’s “Miracle Mile.” Located north of downtown Tucson, the Miracle Mile Historic District is a significant commercial corridor connecting Tucson’s development to the alignment to the northern segment of U.S. Route 80, U.S. Route 89, and Arizona Route […]

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  6. Rudolph Schindler in the American Southwest with Judith Sheine

    University of Oregon professor Judith Sheine will present on the work of major 20th-century architect Rudolph Schindler. The conversation will explore Schindler education in Vienna, travel to Chicago, time with Frank Lloyd Wright, and then discuss his travel to New Mexico and how it influenced his work including the T.P. Martin house and later his […]

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  7. Western Ways: Photographic Iconography of the 20th Century West (Affiliate Virtual Exhibit)

    Western Ways: Photographic Iconography of the 20th Century West (Affiliate Virtual Exhibit) The Arizona Historical Society is pleased to present a selection of color images from the Western Ways photograph, manuscript and film collections housed at the Arizona History Museum in Tucson. Charles Herbert, internationally recognized photographer and filmmaker, together with his wife Lucille founded […]

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  8. Ignite Sign Art Museum (Affiliate In-Person Event)

    Jude Cook spent his career in the design and sign industry.  He began his own sign business of 40 years ago, first in Iowa and then moved Cook & Company Signmakers to Tucson.  About nine years ago he began restoring Tucson’s iconic neon signs.  Not only has Cook created and restored signs, he has collected […]

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  9. Big & Small: The Ball-Paylore House Tour (Affiliate In-Person Event)

    The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures 4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712 Ball-Paylore House 2306 E. Waverly Tucson, AZ 85714 The hexagonal Ball-Paylore House, built in 1952, embraced the trends of American modernism with a south-facing wall of glass built with experimental concepts embedded into the architectural design utilizing passive solar systems. […]

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