Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lextopia Exhibit

Exhibit on Display June 20th through September 19th
1:00 - 5:00 Daily at The Depot Building, 13 Depot Square, Lexington

Celebrate and explore Lexington's unique architectural legacy - and its impact on the world!

In the years after World War II, a diverse group of bold young architects came to the sleepy Boston suburb with a dream of revolutionizing home architecture and design. What they accomplished here has been called Lexington’s second revolution, and it certainly was an architectural “shot heard ‘round the world.”

The exhibit highlights the architects who worked here, the neighborhoods they created,  and the ways their work affected Lexington and the larger world. It showcases modernist architecture, furniture, and housewares from the Society’s collections, as well as artifacts donated by numerous other individuals and organizations. Several mid-century modern house tours, a mid-century modern marketplace, Sunday afternoon gallery talks and other events will occur throughout the summer and fall.

Gallery talks Sundays at 2PM:

  • August 2 – Wendy Hubbard, Site Manager of Historic New England’s Gropius House in Lincoln, Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus and the Gropius House: Roots of Mid-Century Modern in Middlesex County
  • August 9 – Andrea Quagliata, former Moon Hill resident, creative director, photographer and author of Modern Orthodoxy and Eclecticism, The Case Study of Six Moon Hill.
  • August 16 – Pamela Hartford, landscape historian and preservation consultant, It's Not Just the Buildings:  Landscape in the Aesthetics of Mid Century Modernism
  • August 23 – Bruce Clouette, senior historian of the PublicArchaeology Survey Team in Storrs, Connecticut and author of the National Historic District Nomination for Moon Hill in Lexington
  • August 30 - Katie Rowley, Manager, and Somers Killian, Associate of Machine Age, Highlights of Mid-20th-Century Furniture Design.
  • September 13 – Bill Janovitz and John Tse – Marketing and Purchasing Your Mid-Century Modern Home

Admission: $5/person

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