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Houston MODern Market begins this evening. There are many MODern Month events this weekend. Be sure to note the full list of lectures on Saturday, Sunday and Monday below.

You can download the poster showing the latest schedule here.

Mid-Century. Contemporary. Houston MODern Market from April 8th-10th, 2011 at the Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007 More MODern Market Info.

Art. Design. Objects. Jewelry. Furniture. Architecture. Over 80 vendors and artists. Lectures by leading experts. Preview of upcoming Houston Mod tour and more.

Preview Party: Friday April 8th, 6pm-10pm

Market: Saturday April 9th, 10am-6pm Sunday April 10th, 10am-4pm

FREE Lectures Included with Modern Market Admission:

Saturday, 11AM Russel Wright: Designs for Living by Don Emmite

Saturday, 2PM Lone Star Modernism: Texas Art at Mid-Century William Reeves

Sunday, 11AM The Architecture of Philip Johnson in Houston, William F. Stern, FAIA

Sunday, 2PM Hidden Modern Masterworks - Houston Mod Beaumont Tour Preview

MOD Cocktail Party

Houston Mod's River Oaks Mixer is a mid-century modern home tour blended with a cocktail party. On the rocks. Straight-up. With a twist.

It's about great times with mod-loving friends. Tasty treats. Adult beverages. Great architecture. And hip design.

Join us Saturday, April 9th, 7PM at a 1961 Modern House by architect M. Arthur Kotch.

Enjoy an eclectic collection of mod furniture, courtesy of Metro Retro.

RSVP required. Tickets sold on-line or at Houston Mod booth $20 or $25 at the door.

Preservation of Modern Architecture

Lecture by Theodore H.M. Prudon, PhD, FAIA

Theodore Prudon, PhD, FAIA, is a leading expert on the preservation of modern architecture, Principal with Prudon & Partners Architects, author of Preservation of Modern Architecture and professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Department.

Professor Prudon's lecture will discuss the preservation of modern architecture, the need to advocate for our significant Texas modern heritage, and discuss the vital role modern preservation groups are making on the international, national, and local levels.

Professor Prudon is the president of DOCOMOMO US. DOCOMOMO is an acronym for the DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement. Founded in 1988 in the Netherlands, DOCOMOMO Inteervationtexas.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemidrnational has national chapters or working parties in 54 countries and over 2,000 individual members. DOCOMOMO has become an important presence in the conservation of modern architecture worldwide, working in partnership with other international organizations, national governments, and national, regional, and local associations.

The lecture is FREE and open to the public. It will be held April 11, 2011 at 6:30pm, Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Co-presented by Houston Mod and The Design Council at the MFAH and AIA Houston. With additional support from Preservation Texas, Greater Houston Preservation Alliance (GHPA), Association for Preservation Technology International (APT)-Texas Chapter, Rice Design Alliance (RDA)

April is MODern Month in Texas. View a complete listing of Houston Mod lectures, events, tours and more on the Houston Mod web site. See MODern Month events in other Texas cities at Preservation Texas.

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