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6/2/16

June 2-11 is Detroit Modernism Week


The Detroit Area is home to some of the 20th Century’s most outstanding works of Modern design – and we are taking a week to celebrate it!
Events range from lectures on Modernism and interior design to tours of downtown Detroit architecture to the US DOCOMOMO Symposium.
The Detroit Area Art Deco Society is pleased to welcome Docomomo US and Docomomo US/Michigan 2016 National Symposium:
Beyond Modernism? Moving the Recent Past Forward.
The two-day symposium will look at the diverging design and theory of the late 1970s and early 1980s examining its leading architects and designers and their iconic architectural contributions.Beyond Modernism seeks to broaden the discussion and expand our understanding of how those examples fit into the discourse of modernism.
The 2016 Docomomo US National Symposium in Detroit features lectures by leading architectural historians, architects, educators and our first ever audience-interactive debate:Beyond Modernism?lectures will take place in the Minoru Yamasaki-designed McGregor Memorial Conference Centerand the DeRoy Auditorium on the campus of Wayne State University. For an early look at the symposium details including tour locations, visit the schedule page of the website. Event registration including tour sign up is now available through the link below.
As the only national event working to explore and build consensus on the preservation of Modernism, the symposium will bring together world renowned designers, scholars, students, and professionals from the state of Michigan and from around the country.
Register now at: docomomo-us-symposium.com
Check out and register for all of Detroit Modernsim Week events at DetroitModernismWeek.com  #DetModWeek 

MIDCENTURY - YES PLEASE!
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

CHARGE: FREE Click here to Register.
LOCATION: 3325 Orchard Lake Rd., Keego Harbor

Join the Detroit Area Art Deco Society as we breakout our famous Bubble Bar for a meet and greet with Le Shoppe Too hosts: Julie Sundberg, Deborah Slobin, Leslie Miller, and Rick Behar.
Enjoy a glass of bubbles as you preview Le Shoppe Too - metro Detroit’s newest and largest upscale consignment company highlighting the finest collection of unique and iconic 20th century furniture, fine art, home décor, lighting and glass collectibles.
Le Shoppe Too is home to a packed 17,000 square foot showroom and is the lovechild of their four partners who have worked many years in complimentary fields and owned Le Shoppe, and Managed Estates.  Together, this showroom hosts their vintage consignment items, off site estate sales, auctions, special events and more.
Le Shoppe Too gives con­sign­ment shop­ping a twist. It is a depar­ture from “we sell any­thing that can be con­signed” by offering clients hand-picked, unique pieces collected from all over the world. Your hosts will be selecting their favorite Midcentury collectible to discuss why it’s their “go to.”
Join us at this beautiful showroom located on Orchard Lake Road just north of Commerce Road in the old House of Denmark building and find out what all the buzz is about.

STUDIO TOUR WITH ROBERT EDWARDS
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2pm-4pm
CHARGE: FREE Registration opens soon.
LOCATION: Royal Oak Studio

Get up front and personal with Robert Edwards as he provides an overview on how the American Dreaming: Detroit’s Golden Age of Automotive Designexhibition was created from his own personal collection. Bill Porter, recognized as one of the greatest automotive concept artists of all time, will also be present to discuss the impact that design had on the automotive world.
Robert Edwards is a Detroit artist and art collector who has become a leading expert on automotive drawings and the artists in Detroit who created them in the 1950s,1960s, and 1970s. Robert is co-producing a documentary film on subject, and has curated this exhibition to celebrate, in the largest collection to date, the contributions of automotive design artists to the canon of western art.
Bill Porter is widely regarded among the most articulate and respected alumni of G.M. design. Bill headed the Pontiac and Buick studios and was credited with cars like the 1968 Pontiac GTO, 1970 Firebird and the 1995 Buick Riviera.

BIKE DETROIT: A Midtown Ride with Preservation Detroit
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

CHARGE: FREE RSVP here to Register.
LOCATION: Preservation Detroit, 4735 Cass Ave, Detroit

Preservation Detroit has teamed up with Detroit Bikes! (the group, not the company) to offer a bike ride and tour throughout Detroit.  This year we visit iconic modern masterpieces like the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, Horace H. Rackham Educational Memorial Building, 160 West Fort - Former Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Detroit Branch and enjoy the Public Spaces of Isamu Noguchi: Detroit’s Hart Plaza. For safety and liability reasons, we ask that you do wear a helmet and to not use amplified music or whistles. The pace is leisurely to accommodate riders of all levels.

THE INS AND OUTS OF VINTAGE WEAR
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2:00 - 5:30pm

CHARGE: FREE Click here to Register.
LOCATION: 722 W. ELEVEN MILE RD., ROYAL OAK

Join the Detroit Area Art Deco Society as we break out our famous Bubble Bar in celebration of all things vintage. Join Leah and her team as they open up their studio for a glass of bubbles and some one-on-one vintage advice. Leah’s Closet is in their second year of presenting the fashion show at the annual Michigan Modernism Exposition.
Detroiter’s love the selection, prices and especially Leah. Leah might even manage to get you to try on things you just wouldn't have looked at and she always right!
This just might be your new favorite place to shop for vintage!

A MODERN MARTINI HAPPY HOUR AT CENTAUR
MONDAY, JUNE 5, 4pm-7pm
CHARGE: FEATURING $5 MARTINIS
LOCATION: 2233 PARK AVE, DETROIT

Join your friends and toss back a special martini in celebration of Detroit.
Modernism Week. Centaur takes you back to a period in time when going out was all about dressing in black and white. Enjoy this amazing Detroit treasure as you take in a vintage black and white film on the big screen. Join your friends and enjoy sipping on the famed Centaur Manhattan Martini.

ENJOY A MODERN DIALOG WITH TOM VERWEST
Hosted by our friends at Scott Shuptrine and Deco Society
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm
CHARGE: Free / Registration opens soon.
LOCATION: 32301 WOODWARD AVENUE, ROYAL OAK

Interior Designer and prominent collector of 20th century design, Tom Verwest likes to think of himself as unpretentious, spending his efforts to deliver value to the client. His approach is always to deliver quality design, unique products, and an ability to blend modern day furnishings with vintage pieces.
A veteran of the design business, and member of the Detroit Area Art Deco Society pared with his modern esthetic, Tom’s award winning work has been extensively published throughout his 25-year career. Tom has an uncanny ability to see a project through his client’s eyes. This year Tom will be discussion the interior space plan for the newly renovated Caucus Club of Detroit.

CAPITOL PARK’S 1920s to 2016
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, TIME: 6pm - 8 pm
CHARGE: $5 Registration opens soon.
LOCATION:  DETROIT BIKES, 1212 GRISWOLD, DETROIT

Join tour guide Rebecca Binno Savage as we start our discussion at the newest bike shop downtown - Detroit Bikes at 1212 Griswold in Capitol Park for the start of the tour.  We take a stroll around Capitol Park to hear about the new development projects, and especially the buildings from the Art Deco era. We then go up to the second floor of the Albert (1212 Griswold) to enjoy a refreshing frosty beverage and take an amazing view of Capitol Park on the Albert’s outdoor terrace.

TOUR DETROIT’S ART DECO GEMS: THE FISHER & GUARDIAN BUILDINGS

In celebration of Detroit Modernism Week we’re partnering with Pure Detroit. Pure Detroit, believes their mission is greater than being the favorite Detroit tee in your dresser drawer. Pure Detroit believes in re-investing in brick-&-mortar business throughout the city and adding to the cultural cache. That cultural cache part? That's where these free tours of the Fisher & Guardian Buildings come into play.
These are not two of the most beautiful skyscrapers in the city, state or country. They are two of the most beautiful skyscrapers in the world and they are right here in the heart of Detroit. Need a better reason to join us?

THE FISHER BUILDING
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 1pm
CHARGE: FREE Click here to register.

Learn intimate details of the Fisher Building as well as see firsthand the exquisite design and ornamentation of the interior arcade including one-of-a-kind mosaics, painted ceilings, Art Deco chandeliers and the finest craftsmanship in stone, brass and bronze. The tour will feature an extensive history of the building as well as a trip to the 19th floor for excellent photo opportunities.

GUARDIAN BUILDING
SATURDAY JUNE 11, 1pm
CHARGE: FREE Click here to register

The Guardian Building is a National Historic Landmark. See first hand the intricate design and exquisite detail of Wirt C. Rowland’s artistic achievement, including works by muralist Erza Winter, tile installations by Pewabic Pottery’s Mary Chase Stratton and sculpture by Corrado Parducci. The tour begins at our Pure Detroit shop in the retail promenade of the Guardian Building.

#TBT @ CLIFF BELL’S
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 4pm - 7pm
CHARGE: FREE — 50¢ PINTS OF PBR BEGIN AT 4PM
LOCATION: 2030 PARK AVENUE, DETROIT

When’s the last time you bought a frosty cold PBR for just 50¢?
Join your friends for a quick easy one at one of Detroit’s best kept secrets and set yourself down at the bar and experience life just as it was meant to be. Welcome to Cliff Bell’s, where a truly unique dining and entertainment experience await you. As soon as you step through our doors, you’ll take a step back in time. The 1930’s charm of the lavish, art-deco interior will have your friends talking for hours.
“Entering Cliff Bell’s is like walking onto the set of a Fred Astaire film” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

DOCOMOMO OPENING RECEPTION

Join your hosts the Detroit Area Art Deco Society as we join the opening reception and welcome colleagues from around the world for the DOCOMOMO US Symposium.

THURSDAY, JUNE 9th, 6:15pm
CHARGE: Reception Only Ticket $40 - tickets on sale soon.
LOCATION: McGregor Memorial Conference Center

Michigan made everyday life modern. Its educational institutions trained generations of talented architects and designers. Its furniture manufacturers transformed homes and offices. Its auto industry designed and styled the cars that came to represent the American dream. Michigan architects defined an era. This first of two books culminates the Michigan Modern Project, a focused effort to study and evaluate Michigan’s role in the development of modernism.
Brian D. Conway is Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Officer. As State Historic Preservation Officer, Mr. Conway directs the division of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, charged with the responsibility for the identification, registration, protection and development of historic properties throughout the state. The State Historic Preservation Office promotes the reuse of, and investment in, historic buildings. The State Historic Preservation Office initiated the Michigan Modern Project in 2009 with research, context development and identification of midcentury era resources. The rich story that evolved resulted in two major museum exhibitions, three national symposia, the NHL designation for three sites, numerous national register listings and two forthcoming books (fall 2016 and fall 2017).
Join us for Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America keynote and reception.

PARDUCCI, THE MAN WHO MADE DETROIT BEAUTIFUL
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, TIME: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

CHARGE: $10 Click here to Register.
LOCATION:  CCS: THE WENDELL W ANDERSON JR AUDITORIUM

Join the Detroit Area Art Deco Society as we closeout Detroit Modernism Week with our premier viewing of the Official 2016 FREEP Film Festival selection “Parducci, The Man Who Made Detroit Beautiful. When architectural sculptor Corrado Parducci arrived in Detroit in 1924, he left his fingerprints on hundreds of buildings during the building boom. Parducci’s story is of an Italian immigrant who overcomes hardships throughout his life, and without seeing notoriety for his work, becomes one of our country’s top architectural sculptors.
Special meet and greet with Documentary film Director Jack P. Johnson and film Producer Jennifer Baross immediately following the film.
Sponsored in partnership with the Detroit Creative Corridor Center, DC3

Check out and register for all of Detroit Modernsim Week events at DetroitModernismWeek.com  #DetModWeek @DetroitArtDeco