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A Tribute to Molly Osler

Molly Osler, member of the a2Modern Board, died on November 22, 2019 at age 67.  We will miss her both as an important member of our group and as a good friend.  Molly grew up knowing firsthand about midcentury architecture as the daughter of David...

Balogh Open House

The family home of Tivadar and Dorothy Balogh, built in 1958-59, is listed for sale. Their two daughters, Melissa and Margaret, are holding a special open house for Modernists on Saturday, October 12, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, and the Realtor, John Goetz of Real Estate...

Thornoaks Walking Tour Repeated

If you missed our original Thornoaks walking tour in June 2018, here’s another chance. Association for Preservation Technology--Eastern Great Lakes and a2modern will be giving walking tours of this neighborhood on Saturday, October 19th. Docent led tours will begin at 1 PM and 2:30 PM at...

Artists in Architecture Home Tours

On September 15th, 2019 from 1 PM to 3 PM Mid-Century Modern Midland will host an event that lets you explore the living environments designed by, or currently lived in, by three of Midland’s most influential artists and their families: Charles Breed Dave Morrison Bruce Winslow Check out their...

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,...

Yamasaki Lecture

On October 10, 2018 at 7 PM there will be an event at the downtown Ann Arbor District Library. The event is free and no sign up is required to attend. Dale Gyure, author of Minoru Yamasaki: Humanist Architecture for a Modernist World will present a...