Evening at Gropius
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Friday, September 15, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.
During this evening slide show and house tour, see how Walter Gropius’s innovative lighting scheme comes to life at night. Gropius, founder of the German design school the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. His 1938 home highlights the clean lines of Modernist design. Light refreshments are individual “nibbles” picnic bags.
Members: $65; Nonmembers $75. Log in or join now to have your discount applied at checkout.
Advance tickets required.
Please call 781-259-8098 for more information.
Accessibility Considerations: Gropius House is not accessible.
Image – Festive fun at Gropius House - Courtesy of Historic New England

Right Space, Right Time: Eleanor Raymond's Architecture

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September 21, 2023
Codman Estate Carriage Barn – 34 Codman Rd Lincoln MA 
7-9 pm

Admission and pre-registration www.historicnewengland.org
$15 members / $20.00 non-members / Lincoln residents call 781-259-8098

Parking on site at main gate and carriage barn parking lots.
Reserved parking for those who need it is front of carriage barn.
Eleanor Raymond was, notably, an early adopter of modern architectural principles. However, she did not only build modern homes, but worked with different architectural styles depending on the location and the needs of her clients. Her use of both modern and historical architectural practices, as well as her concern for the relation of space to both the inhabitants and the surrounding environment, still have relevance for architects and designers working today as we confront these issues on a global scale.
Justin Kedl is an artist and scholar living in Beverly, Massachusetts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in sculpture and design from Gordon College, as well as a Master of Arts in modern and contemporary art history, theory, and criticism from Azusa Pacific University. His interest in twentieth-century modernism—particularly Surrealism, the Bauhaus school, and Abstract Expressionism—informs both his scholarship and the creation of his own artwork. He currently works for Historic New England’s Gropius House and a local pottery studio.
Admission and pre-registration www.historicnewengland.org
$15 members / $20.00 non-members / Lincoln residents call 781-259-8098
"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lincoln Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency." 

A No-Cost Modernist Home, but No Takers Yet. It Needs Moving.

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The New York Times has reported that an Instagram post has boosted preservation efforts for a midcentury-modern home in Illinois. But a plan for its future would need to be in place by April 1, or it might be razed.

The 2,200-square-foot house was built by the local Modernist architect John Schmidtke. Some are hoping it will be preserved.

Read the article here.

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Skinner has an position open                                                                                                                               

20th Century Design, Department Director, Marlborough, MA

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Skinner, New England’s leading auction house for antiques & fine art, seeks a Director for our 20th Century Design Department to provide curatorial, business development, auction, and administrative support for the Department. We seek a personable, detail-oriented individual who has the knowledge and skills in 20th Century furniture and decorative arts to further this area’s growth.


  • Develop and execute a plan for sustaining existing and creating new business
  • Manage departmental marketing communications and public relations; liaise with Skinner corporate Marketing Department
  • Manage departmental budget, expenses, revenue, and profit; liaise with Skinner corporate Finance Department
  • Provide appraisal services including object identification and valuation; liaise with Skinner corporate Appraisal Services Department
  • Oversee inquiries for auction, consignment, and appraisals services
  • Provide auction support, including research, estimating auction value, cataloging, supporting photography of items for auction, and providing detailed condition reports for prospective bidders
  • Liaise into the full Skinner auction schedule
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; end-user proficiency with online and social media platforms such as Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Ability to learn existing Auction and Inventory Management System 


  • The ideal candidate possesses a minimum of 5 years of experience identifying, appraising, and cataloging decorative arts and furniture in an auction house, gallery, museum, or related field 
  • Attention to detail, aesthetic sense, can-do attitude, ability to juggle multiple tasks, adhere to strict deadlines and work collaboratively as a team member a must
  • Computer proficiency, including the Microsoft Office suite and database programs
  • Knowledge of auction house software and systems a plus
  • Responsibility for Profit & Loss a plus

Salary commensurate with experience. Skinner offers a competitive employment package including salary, profit sharing, 401K, health & dental insurance, paid vacation, and a unique and varied working environment. Please submit a cover letter & resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., noting “20th C Director/your last name” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.

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At Home with Mid-Century Modern

Wed May 12th 7:00pm - Sat 15th 11:00am

Lexington Historical Society

Lexington in the mid-20th century was in the middle of yet another revolution, this time not in war, but in design. Innovators in the fields of architecture, furniture and textile design called Lexington home as new, modern communities sprang forth to exemplify their new aesthetic.

Join LHS for three days of interactive lectures to learn more about how Lexington became home to nearly 300 Mid-Century Modern houses, how they were furnished, and how they are still being used and adapted today.

Wednesday, May 12, 7 PM
Mid-Century Modern Architecture and Furniture in Lexington
With Marsha Baker and Stacey Fraser of Lexington Historical Society

Friday, May 14, 7 PM
Marimekko in America: Past and Present
With Susan Ward, textile curator and conservator

Saturday, May 15, 10 AM
Adapting Mid-Century Architecture for the Modern Home
With Katie Flynn of Hisel Flynn Architects

All attendees will also receive an exclusive Mid-Century Modern informational guide with articles, design plans, photographs, and more!

Members: $10/each, $25/series

Nonmembers: $15/each, $40/series

More info here

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Modernism Week Online Experience - palm springs

programs are on sale until March 15, 2021 and stream through March 31, 2021.

Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture, hosted in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. This this year the festival takes place in March online, and we can all participate.

Visit the programs and purchase tickets here