LECTURE | Mid-Century Modern: Precedents and Regional Influences

Historic Seattle, Docomoco, and Cascadia Art Museum are joining together to sponsor a lecture and museum tour in Edmonds, on Saturday, March 3, by Brian Conway, Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Officer. He will discuss the world-class and progressive design professionals working in Michigan at Mid-Century, some of whom had ties to the Pacific Northwest. The lecture at Edmonds City Hall begins at 10 AM and will conclude at 11:30 AM.

Following the lecture, David Martin, Curator of the Cascadia Art Museum, will lead museum tours at 12 PM and at 1 PM for lecture attendees.  Cascadia’s current exhibition is entitled “ Northwest Design at Mid-Century 1948-1966” and showcases a variety of works and objects that define the Northwest aesthetic at Mid-Century.  The museum is located at 190 Sunset Avenue S, one-half mile west of Edmonds City Hall.

Admission to the Cascadia Art Museum is included in the registration cost.  Lunch and travel between the lecture and the tours are on one’s own. There is free parking at the art museum.

To purchase your ticket, go to Historic Seattle’s Events Page.

Image Credit: Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1942, Eliel Saarinen Architect, Orpheus Fountain by Carl Milles. Photograph by James Haefner. Courtesy Michigan State Historic Preservation Office

  • March 3, 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm