This week in Greensboro, the Loewenstein Legacy continues with a house tour and symposium, as well as the launch of a catalog celebrating the residential work of Edward Loewenstein, architect and community leader.
Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, 11:30 a.m.
MODERNISM AT HOME: GREENSBORO
Lecture by Patrick Lee Lucas, Director, School of Interiors, University of Kentucky and Sally Shader Warther
St. Matthew Church, 600 E. Florida St., Greensboro
Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
MODERNISM ON THE STREETS
Downtown walking tour of Modern buildings and sites; departs from the Greensboro Historical Museum. Led by Karyn Judd Reilly, 2013 Tour Co-Chair, and Patrick Lee Lucas
130 Summit Ave., Greensboro
Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, 5 to 7 p.m.
MODERNISM IN DANVILLE, VA
Cocktail party/fundraiser at the home of Porter Aichele and Fritz Janschka; travel by bus to/from downtown Greensboro to Danville. Bus departs at 4 p.m. from the Weatherspoon Art Museum.
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, 1 to 4 p.m.
Tour of nine mid-century modern homes in Greensboro and Guilford County.
$35/person; $60/two tickets; $30/PGI member; $30/WAM member; $30/GHM member; $25/student.
Order tickets online or in person at the Extra Ingredient, Friendly Center, Greensboro.
Pick up tickets at the Loewenstein residence, 2104 Granville Rd., Greensboro
About the catalog
MODERNISM AT HOME: THE ARCHITECTURAL LEGACY OF EDWARD LOEWENSTEIN IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA
Gathering information from a decade’s worth of research, Patrick Lee Lucas offers a view of mid-century architecture as a symbol of the social conditions of Greensboro and the ideas that homeowners had about Modernism in a community that valued the tried and true. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, drawings, and other documentary evidence, this 120-page work gives the reader the context for understanding Edward Loewenstein’s work.
With special thanks to…
The Loewenstein Legacy recognizes financial support from the Edward T. Cone Foundation and the Marion Steadman Covington Foundation and in-kind support from Preservation Greensboro, Inc., Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The various events, activities and educational opportunities of the last ten years builds on the productive investigations and inquiries of some three dozen students in the Department of Interior Architecture, the Department of Art, and the Department of History at UNCG, as well as the tireless efforts of homeowners, volunteers, and modernist enthusiasts in Greensboro and beyond.
All proceeds from the various events and sales of catalog benefit the Edward Loewenstein Graduate Award at UNCG.