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Crane House Tours

On June 29th, a2modern will be hosting tours of the Crane House. Built for Florence and Richard Crane in 1954, it was the first commission for Ann Arbor architect Robert Metcalf, who went on to design over 60 midcentury modern homes in the area. Considered a...

Yamasaki in the Cultural Center Tour on June 29, 2019

Minoru Yamasaki, Detroit’s best-known midcentury architect, left his mark all over the city. This tour, offered once per summer to the public, explores Yamasaki’s legacy in Midtown and the Cultural Center, including stops at Wayne State University’s magnificent McGregor Conference Center and reflecting pool. Kathleen...

Mid-Century Modern Midland has a New Mobile App

Our friends at Mid-Century Modern Midland (midcenturymidland.org) have created a cool new mobile app. To download the app, go to Apple App Store or Google Play Store and type Mid-Century Modern Midland. "Midland, Michigan has over 400 Mid-Twentieth Century Modern homes, churches, commercial, educational and civic...

Mid-century Exhibit in Milwaukee

If you find yourself near Milwaukee, WI over the holidays (September 28, 2018–January 6, 2019) you might want to check this out. Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America explores the projects of over 40 designers who advocated for playfulness and whimsy within their creations for corporations,...

Winningham / Saffer Open House

On September 9, a2modern will host a tour of the David and Ann Saffer’s George Brigham-designed house. This expansive single-level home nestled in the northeastern corner of a six acre property provides a maximum of privacy with spectacular views of gardens and forest. The present owners,...

Concordia University Campus Tour

On Sunday, July 8th, a2modern and Concordia University of Ann Arbor (CCAA) will offer a tour of the CCAA campus flanking Geddes Road on the banks of the Huron River near US-23.  The tour will feature  several midcentury modern (MCM) structures including a classroom /...

Thornoaks Walking Tour

Sorry! This event is sold out. On June 10th a2modern will be hosting a walking tour of the Thornoaks neighborhood. The tour will include several interior visits.  Thornoaks is an unusually intact group of 32 mid-century modern homes, recently designated as an historic district.  Docent led...