Detroit Modernism Week 2016
A week of events in Detroit regarding Midcentury Modernism and architecture and design: Detroit Modernism Week – June 2nd – 11th, 2016
The Detroit Area Art Deco Society is proud to present Detroit Modernism Week, its second year of a week structured around events celebrating the Detroit area’s mid-century modernist architecture and design.
The Deco Society has partnered with many local nonprofit groups and organizations in order to bring several tours, lectures and events to the public. “Our goal is to increase awareness about the Detroit area’s mid-century architecture and design,” said Deco Society president Jeffrey Chappell.
The Deco Society is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization in its 28th year. The organization is has worked to put together a collection of events that feature the metro Detroit area’s modernist architecture. This year the Detroit Area Art Deco Society is pleased to welcome Docomomo US and Docomomo US/Michigan and the 2016 National Symposium; Beyond Modernism? Moving the Recent Past Forward. The symposium begins Thursday, June 9th and registration is available at docomomo-us-symposium.com
Events range from the Deco Society’s premier of Parducci the Man Who Made Detroit Beautiful to a bike ride with Preservation Detroit touring downtown Detroit’s Minoru Yamasaki designed buildings. “We partnered with several different groups to create this schedule – and Detroit’s many Modern-themed events just needed to be highlighted,” said Rebecca Savage, DAADS board member. One of the special events for Detroit Modernism Week the Deco Society’s viewing of Parducci the Man Who Made Detroit Beautiful, directed by Jack P. Johnson.
When architectural sculptor Corrado Parducci arrived in Detroit in 1924, he left his fingerprints on hundreds of buildings throughout Detroit and Michigan during the building boom. Parducci’s story is of an Italian immigrant who struggles with hardships throughout his almost 60 year career while becoming one of our country’s top architectural sculptors.
A full schedule of the events and tickets are available at www.detroitmodernismweek.com