Events September 2021

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Further Afield Tour

Travel Tour: Mass Modernism 2021

September 29, 2021

September 29 – October 4
Docomomo US Travel Tours are exclusive modern architecture, art and design travel experiences organized by Docomomo US. “Mass Modernism,” the first US travel tour, will feature significant modern sites in Cambridge, Boston, Lincoln, Dartmouth and on Cape Cod.

From the 1930s to the 1970s, modernist architecture thrived in New England. Despite economic problems and a conservative culture, the region fostered the practices of Bauhaus refugees and their students. This tour examines the buildings they made for clients and themselves, from monumental buildings for a renewed downtown Boston to their family houses in the suburbs to experimental weekend houses on Cape Cod. Modernism in New England demonstrates how regional and international tendencies could be in dialogue with one another to make a unique landscape which holds many lessons for the 21st century.

The Mass Modernism tour will be led by Timothy M. Rohan, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Art and Architectural History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and author of The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. Special guides include Peter McMahon, founding director of the Cape Cod Modern House Trust; David Fixler, FAIA, architect and past president of Docomomo US/New England; and Gary Wolf, FAIA, architect and interim president of Docomomo US/New England.

Rate includes a comprehensive educational land program as detailed, entrance to all locations and sites as detailed, some meals and 40 AIA Continuing Education Credits will be submitted. View the program on the Docomomo US website for detailed information on inclusions and exclusions. Program cost: $1,895 per person.

Day 1 Wednesday, September 29: Cambridge
Day 2 Thursday, September 30: Boston
Day 3 Friday, October 1: Lincoln
Day 4 Saturday, October 2: Provincetown and Truro
Day 5 Sunday, October 3: Wellfleet
Day 6 Monday, October 4: Dartmouth and Portsmouth

View program information and daily schedule here.