20th Century Design

Skinner Auction
63 Park Plaza, Boston
June 20, 2019 -10 am

Preview Times
June 18, 12PM – 5PM
June 19, 12PM – 7PM

For more information: 508.970.3253 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Modern Architecture Walking Tour of Cambridge: Harvard

Saturday, May 11, 9:00 am - noon

Meet at Harvard GSD main entrance, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Join Historic New England on a walking tour of distinctive Modern structures on the Harvard campus as well as “Architects’ Walk” on Brattle Street. Explore Modern Movement buildings from 1947 to 1973 designed by Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, Josep Luis Sert, and others.

Advance tickets required. Please call 781-259-8098 for more information.
General Admission: $30, Member Adult $25

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Modern Architecture Walking Tour of Cambridge: MIT

Sunday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. - noon

Meet at 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Join Historic New England for a walking tour of distinctive Modern structures on the MIT campus, including the Eero Saarinen chapel. Explore Modern Movement buildings from 1947 to 1976 by Alvar Aalto, I.M. Pei, Carl Koch, and others.

Advance tickets required. Please call 781-259-8098 for more information.
General Admission: $30, Member Adult $25

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Small But Perfect Things - The Style and Accessory Collection of Ise Gropius

Friday, June 14, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.

Discover the stylistic trendsetting of Mrs. Ise Gropius, also known as Mrs. Bauhaus, during this special evening talk and tour focusing on her inimitable personal and evolving style.

Historic New England Curator Laura Johnson shows you Mrs. Gropius’s collection of unique designs using intriguing Modern materials. See original examples of hats and jewelry on view. Light refreshments provided.

Advance tickets required. Please call 781-259-8098 for more information.

General Admission: $45, Members $35

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MFA Bauhaus Related Events:

Tuesdays, 10:30 am - Noon
Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 pm

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement by exploring its legendary figures such as Kandinsky Klee and Gropius, and their relationships to the Boston area. The full five-week course is already in session, but you can choose from lectures that interest you most.

March 5 and 7
Architecture and the Bauhaus

March 12 and 14
Women and the Bauhaus:
Art, Craft and the Politics of Gender

March 19 and 21
Photography at the Bauhaus

Individual Sessions
Members $28, nonmembers $35

Learn more at mfa.org/courses

Restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois

presented by
Robert Score, AIA, Director of Historic Preservation, Consigli Construction, Boston
Monday March 11, 2019, 6-8 pm
BSA Space, 290 Congress St., Boston, MA

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1908, Unity Temple is one of Wright's greatest early works and a National Historic Landmark. It is included as one of the ten sites nominated to the World Heritage list as the Key Works of Modern Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright. The recently completed $23 million restoration included concrete repairs, recreation of original plaster and paint finishes, wood restoration, art glass restoration, lighting restoration, new MEP systems including geothermal wells, and the introduction of air conditioning. The project also included the integration of accessibility improvements, theatrical lighting, audio visual systems, IT and security upgrades.

Bob Score, who was the architectural lead for the development of the preservation plan, conservation studies and the restoration in his prior role at Harboe Architects, PC, Chicago, IL, will present the investigations and treatments that were implemented for the restoration.

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 12 PM, Monday March 11, 2019. Docomomo members and non-members alike are welcome.

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