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  1. Houston MOD Current News & Events "This WAS Contemporary Art" Exhibit Lecture - Wed. Oct. 5, 2016 Join us at the Heritage Society, Wednesday, October 5 at 7 PM for a special lecture by Randy Tibbits, one of the guest curators of the current exhibit: "This WAS Contemporary Art: Fine and Decorative Arts in Houston 1945-1965". The talk, "The Houston Art Scene in Transition & Disruption: Frank Freed's Opening Night - Contemporary Arts Museum of 1953 and What it Shows Us", will explore how World War II disrupted and influenced Houston's art culture. Admission: $5 general; free for Heritage Society members. The Exhibition gallery will be open 10 AM - 9 PM on Wednesday and co-curators available for evening tours. The exhibit closes on Saturday, October 15, 2016. University of Houston Art & Architecture Tour - Sat. Oct. 8 As part of Docomomo US National Tour Day, the AIA Houston and Houston Mod have partnered to host a walking tour exploring the art, architecture and campus design at the University of Houston on Saturday, October 8 at 10 AM. Cost: $5 for AIA Houston and Houston Mod members; $10 General Admission. Reservations are recommended. Tour sites include the Fine Arts Building, 1972, CRSS; Cullen College of Engineering, 1967, Golemon and Rolfe; A.D. Bruce Religion Center, 1965, Frank C. Dill; and the Ezekiel W. Cullen Building, 1950, Alfred C. Finn (pictured). Further tour information is available on the Houston Mod Facebook page. Houston: Uncommon Modern Receives National Award On September 22, 2016, Delaney Harris-Finch (Houston Mod board member) and Anna Mod (Houston Mod co-founder and Master Mod) traveled to New York City to accept a Modernism in America Award from Docomomo US. The Survey/Inventory Citation of Merit was presented by the Docomomo US Board Vice President, Robert Meckfessel of Dallas, Texas. The Houston: Uncommon Modern project along with 9 other exemplary projects that raise awareness of the importance of architecture and design of postwar society in the United States were honored. Exhibit catalogs are still available, email info@houstonmod.org for purchase information. Houston To Host Nation's Preservationists - Nov. 15-18 The National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual conference, Past Forward, will be held in Houston, November 15-18, 2016. Attendees will explore how preservation can play a greater role in securing healthier, more sustainable and just cities through educational programming, field studies, and special events throughout the city. Click here to view a promotional video created by the Trust showcasing Houston. Visit the Past Forward website to learn more or register. Stay tuned for info on special ticket availability to the Candlelight House Tour for Houston Mod members. _________________________________________ Do you shop at Amazon.com? Donate a small percentage of your purchases at no cost to you by adding Houston Mod as your charitable organization of choice at Amazon Smile. Join the Houston Mod Facebook Page and Houston Mod Discussion Forum for more mod-minded fun. Support future Houston Mod events by becoming a member.
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