Gainesville Modern Week 2020

March 14, 2020 to March 21, 2020
Saturday, Mar 14

Drinks and Dwellings

This upscale VIP event will be the kick-off party to Gainesville Modern Week 2020.  It will offer special access to an extraordinary MCM home in Gainesville, FL and is sure to please as guests enjoy touring the property while enjoying live music by the Ramblin' Mutts, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a top shelf open bar. The exclusive Gainesville address will be provided with ticket purchase.  $125

7pm - 11pm
Gainesville
Sunday, Mar 15

Downtown Gainesville MCM Walking Tour (morning tour) 

A walking tour of 10 prominent public MCM buildings throughout downtown Gainesville. Guests will be guided by local contractor, Richard Wagner, and academic, Tom Bullard, who will speak on the history and architectural significance of each building on the tour.  $15

10am - 11:15am     
Clock Tower Downtown Gainesville
Sunday, Mar 15

Downtown Gainesville MCM Walking Tour (afternoon tour)

A walking tour of 10 prominent public MCM buildings throughout downtown Gainesville. Guests will be guided by local contractor, Richard Wagner, and academic, Tom Bullard, who will speak on the history and architectural significance of each building on the tour.  $15

1:30pm - 2:45pm   
Clock Tower Downtown Gainesville
Sunday, Mar 15

Brunch at Iconic MCM Restaurant in Gainesville

Break bread with like-minded enthusiasts in one of Gainesville's most iconic MCM Restaurants.  

Brunch, one drink, tax and tip $30

11:30am - 1pm
Leonardo's 706
706 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Monday, Mar 16

"MCM Design101" by Amanda Carreon

Join Interior Specialist, Amanda Carreon, and local vendors for a discussion on defining MCM design, and how to achieve the aesthetic using past and present-day elements and materials. This is part of the MOD TALK Series.  FREE

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Matheson History Museum
513 East University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601     
Wednesday, Mar 18

Kate Wagner Talk:  Creator of "McMansion Hell"

If you love to hate the massive houses that popped up everywhere from the 1980's through the recession of 2008, then you're a fan of McMansion Hell, Kate Wagner's hilarious blog on people attempting to appear super-wealthy by piling on one ridiculous house feature after another.  Her witty comparison of McMansions to homes from the Mid-Century will be sure to make you chuckle.  Join her for a pre-lecture reception including refreshments, wine and beer:  Lecture and Reception Lecture $40. VIP Reception and Lecture $100.  Mod Squad Members FREE.

5:30pm - 6:30pm  VIP Reception                                                                         
Matheson History Museum                                                                                                          513 East University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601     
7pm - 8:30pm  Lecture                                                                                                          Thelma A. Bolton Center                                                                                                              516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601     
Thursday, Mar 19

"MCM Sustainability" by Mick Richmond, AIA

Mick will share the renovation of his Mid-Century Modern home as a case study for energy efficiency and s sustainability.  Includes lecture and a drink. $20

5pm - 6pm  "Happy Hour"
6pm - 7:30pm  Lecture
Cypress & Grove Brewing Company                                                                                        1001 NW 4th St, Gainesville, FL 32601
Friday, Mar 20

Ron Haase: Art and Architecture Show 

A presentation and art show by architect and artist, Ron Haase who specializes in the area of Florida Verrnacular Architecture where Cracker meets Modern. Includes lecture and a drink. Copies of his new book, The Last House: A Love Story About Architecture and Place, will be available. Lecture $20. Book $20.

6pm - 6:30pm  "Happy "Hour"
6:30pm - 8pm  Lecture, Q&A, Art Show
Hippodrome State Theatre                                                                                                            25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville, FL 32601
Saturday, Mar 21

7th Annual Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Five-plus area homes will open their doors for Gainesville Modern's signature event. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the best of Gainesville's architectural past between 1945 and 1975. A map will be posted the week before tour $20 General $10 Student 

11am - 4pm
Gainesville
Saturday, Mar 21

Starburst After Party

Join Gainesville Modern for a celebration of the week's events while enjoying libations and heavy hors d'oeuvres hosted at the offices of Walker Architects (previously"Frisch's Big Boy Restaurant"). Guests won't want to miss spending time in one of Gainesville's coolest restored MCM buildings, where they will have the opportunity to share conversation about the many highlights Gainesville Modern Week 2020 had to offer. Gainesville Modern would also like to show appreciation to the many supporters and volunteers who made the week possible.     Homeowners, Volunteers, MOD Members and Sponsors  FREE. All others $40

5pm - 8pm
Walker Architects 
2035 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32609                
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