February 2017

Book Signing on March 20

We are extremely delighted to welcome and host Brian Conway, the State of Michigan Historic Preservation Officer, to talk about and sign copies of Michigan Modern:  Design that Shaped America, the beautiful book that he and his colleague Amy Arnold have edited.   Our reviewer has...

Mid-Michigan Modern

Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie by Susan Bandes - Hardcover - October 1, 2016 From 1940 to 1970 mid-Michigan had an extensive and varied legacy of modernist architecture. While this book explores buildings by renowned architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Alden B. Dow,...

Metcalf Modern

This article was initially published in the Ann Arbor observer in April, 2011. Author: Grace Shackman   In the 1960s, U-M Profs sometimes waited years for architect Bob Metcalf to design their homes. Now his mid-century designs are back in fashion. Bob Metcalf, at age eighty-seven, is adding a...

Detroit Area Art Deco Society Events

The Detroit Area Art Deco Society invites you to the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies’ World Congress on Art Deco - and the Pre-Congress stop in Detroit from May 10 through May 13! This bi-annual World Congress is coming to Detroit prior to its Cleveland Congress....

Three Michigan Architects

Three Michigan Architects: Brigham, Metcalf, and Osler by Joseph Rosa and Nancy Bartlett In 2014 the University of Michigan Museum of Art, as part of their U-M Collections Collaborations series, held a number of exhibition showing the work of three very talented Ann Arbor architects who helped define the mid-century...