All Night: Denver Modernism Trailer Park - hosted by Friendly Average Campers of Colorado - tour them all!
All Night: Tiki Drinks at the Tiki Lounge! Cash bar and free drinks with VIP tickets! Our Tiki Lounge is sponsored by Finished Basement Company!
5:00 - VIP Admission - 1 hour early!
6:00 - General Admission! Doors Open!
6:30 - Art Show Awards and Brandon Borchert Pop Art Award - Art Gallery
7:00 - Miss Modernism Pageant - Main Stage
7:45 - Miss Trailer Trash will be crowned while the judges deliberate on who our Miss Modernism will be! - Main Stage
8:00 - Guest Tiki Lounge DJ: Fred Schneider of the B-52s - Tiki Lounge
10:00 - Doors close.
Tiki Lounge sponsored by Finished Basement Company!
Saturday, Aug. 26:
11:00 - Doors open!
All day: Denver Modernism Trailer Park - hosted by Friendly Average Campers of Colorado.
11:30 - What is the "Mid-Century Modern Home? - Atom Stevens. DMW Event - upstairs.Details below. 12:00 - Ultra Mod: An Introduction to Space Age Design and Designers. A Power Point presentation by Boyd Rice. Main Stage. From Disneyland's House of the Future to A Clockwork Orange, "ultra mod" is the 1960s and 1970s vision of the year 2001.
1:00 - Retro Fashion Show: The Right Stuff! See how the space age influenced mid-century fashion! Main Stage.
ALL DENVER MODERNISM WEEK PREVIEW EVENTS ARE INCLUDED FREE WITH YOUR DENVER MODERNISM SHOW ADMISSION TICKET!
All DMW Preview Events take place on the 2nd Floor (Hall of the West) at the Denver Modernism show.
SATURDAY 11:30 AM -- Atom Stevens What is the “Mid-CenturyModern Home? A lot of us know it when we see it. We are familiar with many of the great examples of mid-century modern houses both in Denver and beyond. But do you know where this style came from? What defines a house as “mid-century modern?” Join historian Atom Stevens as he helps bring some clarity to this sometimes confusing housing style, celebrating its successes, and showing why even the most modest mid-mod home is a worthwhile place to live and love.
1:00 PM -- Diane Wray Arapahoe Acres & Arapaho Hills Arapahoe Acres and Arapaho Hills are among the most well known mid-century modern neighborhoods in the country. Historian Diane Wray will bring you the historical significance that placed both on the National Register of Historic Places, the important people involved in each project, and why both neighborhoods face an ongoing preservation challenge in the face of rising property values.
2:30 PM -- Lauren Weatherly Uncovering the Mysteries of Deza Estates Deza Estates is one of the best kept secrets in mid-century modern neighborhoods in the Denver area. Resident Lauren Weatherly reveals the location of this neighborhood of high-design mid-mod homes, it’s incredible terrain, and the mysteries around its construction, and the builder himself, along with their plight for historic preservation.
4:00 PM -- Atom Stevens The Rocky Mountain Cliff May Homes Historian and resident Atom Stevens teaches about the incredible design of Cliff May and Chris Choate’s pre-fabricatedranch homes, and the story of the construction of 170 of them in Denver’s Harvey Park Neighborhood.
SUNDAY 11:30 AM -- Dustin Wright Design for Life, Design for Lifestyle: Distinctive Ecological Landscaping for Your Mid-Mod Home While the design principles behind mid-century modern homes are clear and oft discussed the principles of landscape design to compliment these homes can be less clear. In Colorado we love being outside and respect nature for what it adds to our lives, but how we embody that in our landscape can also be a challenge. I hope to answer both of these questions and guide the audience through a series of principles that will illustrate the basics of mid-century landscaping design, how we design it to reflect us, and how we bring an ecological approach to our work. Mid-century homes were designed to bring the outside in, but the landscape should be designed to bring your family out.
1:00 PM -- Diane Wray Charles Deaton: Denver’s Futuristic Architect Designer of the famous “Sleeper House” along I-70, and the Bank of Choice in downtown Englewood among other projects around the country, Deaton had a unique, futuristic style all of his own. Historian Diane Wray introduces you to Deaton, his work, and the need to preserve these important pieces of Colorado architecture.
2:30 PM -- Dana Sednek South Dahlia Lane: A Great Experiment in Community and Affordable Housing South Dahlia Lane, was built in the 1950s as the country’s first community of single-family housing using the cooperative model of financing, where the entire neighborhood of 32 houses shared a 40-year mortgage. Founders of the association were DU professors who felt that this model would allow them to afford their own modest homes for their families, despite their small salaries. The lead designer of the project was DU architecture professor and mid-century modern architect Eugene Sternberg. Resident Dana Sednek introduces you to the great story of this unique neighborhood, it’s unique street plan designed to encourage community, and the wonderful designs of the neighborhood’s houses.