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About the Event

Houston Modern Market Week is the largest cultural celebration of “modern” in Texas. A week full of lectures, films, parties, tours, and of course; Houston’s vintage modern, contemporary modern, all modern market is the showcase for fine art, furniture, jewelry, objects, design, architecture, clothing and more. Exhibitors based locally and from around the country will converge at Houston Modern Market with their best modern wares for you to take advantage of and make the deals of the century! Put on your best mod chic for the Preview Party with libations, lite bites, live entertainment, and first chance buying of the modern treasures.

 

Houston Modern Market presents Exhibitors of Fine Art, Furniture, Jewelry, Objects, Architecture, and MORE! Admission includes Lectures and Special Exhibits. Don’t miss the fun!

Event Schedule 2014
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
7pm An Evening with Stephen Fox
LECTURE: Texas Modern
Celebrating the riches of Texas Modern Architecture
AIA Architecture Center, 315 Capitol #120, Houston, TX 77002
(FREE, no ticket required)

Friday, Oct 24, 2014
6pm-10pm Houston Modern Market Preview Party
Sponsored by Lynn Goode Vintage
Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston TX 77007
Houston Modern Market and Lynn Goode Vintage know how to throw a PARTY! Put on your best mod chic and enjoy libations, lite bites, live entertainment, socializing, and first chance at shopping the modern treasures before the market opens.
($50 three day market pass)

Friday, Sat, & Sun
Aluminum Is Beautiful, Utility Objects 1930-1970
An exhibition curated by Don Browne
The twentieth century ushered in the industrial age, the aircraft age and later the space age. In this period of mass production, aluminum was a material with driving force. The rapidly rising use of aluminum in industry spawned the production of countless utilitarian designs that introduced the material to everyday living. This rare exhibit, curated by Don Browne, explores through objects and industry photographs the way aluminum contributed to the quality of life.

 

Don Browne is a well-known longtime collector, design historian, and dealer of twentieth century decorative art and design. His early specialization in mid-century modern and a growing public interest in the period has led to occasions to produce a series of exhibitions featuring pieces he has selected from his collections.

 

- Mid-Century Modern Revisited 1943-1953, Brazos Projects 2004.
– The Hour: Cocktail Time Design, Lawndale Art Center 2008.
– Objects by Architects, Houston Modern Market 2012.

 

Exclusively at Houston Modern Market (FREE with Market Pass)


Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
10am-6pm Houston Modern Market ($10, two day market pass)
Shop til you drop Mod booths and artist studios.
Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston TX 77007
10am-2pm Vintage Car Show (Free, no ticket required)
11am-2pm FOODIE Truck Picnic
11am LECTURE: From Tourist Court to 3rd Coast Eden: The Galveston Jack Tar
Guy W. Carlisle, Louisiana Tech University School of Design
Guy W. Carwile’s research interests include roadside architecture, vernacular architecture of Louisiana, and early modern architecture of Shreveport. In addition to required architecture courses, he also teaches a survey course on the Architecture of Louisiana as well as courses on HABS Documentation. He is currently co-authoring a book with Dr. Karen Kingsley on the Architectural Works of Samuel G. and William B. Wiener – architects of modern Shreveport. His research interest in the Galveston Jack Tar began in 2007 and continues to the present.
(free with Market admission)
1pm LECTURE: Modernist Silver Design in American Silver: Highlights from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Marissa Hershon, Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Coinciding with the exhibition, Silver: An American Art, Selections from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (on view through February 15, 2015), Marissa Hershon will discuss works by individual silversmiths, including Peer Smed, William G. de Matteo and Maria Regnier, and the role each played within the development of modernist design in America.
Marissa Hershon is Curatorial Assistant for modern and contemporary decorative arts and design at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She recently co-authored Silver: An American Art, The Milo M. Naeve Collection of American Silver at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
(free with Market admission)
3pm Modern Architecture Tour, Tour A
A guided driving tour by Architectural Historian/Enthusiast Jason Smith
$35 Ticket in advance, Limited Seating, Departs from Winter Street Studios

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014
10am-5pm Houston Modern Market ($10, two day market pass)
Shop til you drop Mod booths and artist studios
Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston TX 77007
11am-3pm FOODIE Truck Picnic
11am LECTURE- Now is the Time: Preservation and Landmark Status for Mid Century Modern Properties
A case study presentation by Houston Mod focusing on the preservation of the Style in Steel townhouses
(free with Market admission)
1pm LECTURE and Book Signing: The Astrodome: Building an American Spectacle
James Gast, Author
Published in July, 2014, The Astrodome: Building an American Spectacle is the story of the people, technology, and times that built the biggest room in the world. The book, recently excerpted in the Houston Chronicle, is the first in-depth look at the design and construction of the Astrodome, highlighting the people who participated and the unprecedented solutions they developed for problems that had not previously existed. The book chronicles an extraordinary achievement in extraordinary times, and its lasting technological and cultural influence. James Gast is a registered architect, specializing in large-scale transportation and infrastructure projects.
(free with Market admission)
3pm Modern Architecture Tour, Tour B
A guided driving tour by Architectural Historian/Enthusiast Jason Smith
$35 Ticket in advance, Limited Seating, Departs from Winter Street Studios
4pm Houston Modern Market Doors close

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
7pm Mid Century Modern Auction with Charity Items Benefitting Houston Mod
Lewis & Maese Auction House, 1505 Sawyer St, Houston, TX 77007
(FREE, no ticket required) FREE Cocktails at 6:30pm

Event Location

Houston Modern Market is located at
Winter Street Studios

2101 Winter St, Houston, TX 77007

  • Located north of Washington.
  • Accessible from Sawyer St or Summer St.
  • For parking, take Summer St to parking lots.

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