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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,...

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...

Robert C. Metcalf Obituary

We were deeply saddened to learn that Robert C. Metcalf passed away on January 3, 2017 at the age of 93. It is impossible for us to overstate Bob’s contributions to Ann Arbor’s rich heritage and collection of mid-century modern architecture and to A2Modern. In addition...

Free Metcalf Open House

An open house will be held on Sunday, November 6 from 4-6:00 PM. Realtor Anne Gilbert has invited friends of a2modern to an exclusive open house in this gorgeous Bob Metcalf home at 3965 Penberton, which she has just listed. It is an example of Metcalf’s...

Techbuilt Open House

An open house will be held on Sunday, October 2 at 1 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM. Techbuilt homes are considered the best of the many prefab houses that were developed to help solve the post- WWII home shortage.  Created by Boston area architect Carl...

Ann Arbor Hills Walking Tour

On September 4th at 2:00 PM Grace Shackman will lead a walking tour in an area filled with Mid-Century-Modern gems, including houses by Metcalf, Osler, Brigham, Johe,  Muschenheim, Olencki and Albano.  Meet at Heatherway just south of Devonshire. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at...