SARASOTA, Fla., July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Can't get enough mid-century modern design? Modernistas will be flocking to the second annual MOD festival hosted by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF), November 6-8, 2015. Vibrant Sarasota, with its sugar-white sand beaches, is chockfull of ultra-cool homes and buildings from the early 1940s to the mid-1960s. SarasotaMOD is the only way to really experience these architectural treasures while gaining a unique insight into architect Paul Rudolph, the preeminent figure of the Sarasota School of Architecture movement and focus of MOD 2015. Tickets go on sale August 14 at SarasotaMOD.com. Last year's events sold out quickly, so buy tickets and make hotel reservations early.
"Sarasota absolutely loves Paul Rudolph," SAF board chair Janet Minker said at a recent fundraising event. "SarasotaMOD 2015 proudly celebrates Rudolph's remarkable life and extensive works, and explores his pioneering years in Sarasota."
Events throughout the 3-day weekend will be held in the coolest of places, including Rudolph's renowned 1953 Umbrella House and the newly-renovated 1960 Rudolph addition at Sarasota High School.
The weekend features tours of homes in Lido Shores and Siesta Key – named the nation's best beach.
At days' end, relax and mingle at fab parties in seldom seen private residences.
The highlight of MOD 2015 is the official opening of the full-scale replica of Rudolph's Walker Guest House on the grounds of The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art. This simple yet elegant 24-by-24-foot structure was designed in 1952 for Walter Walker and built on Sanibel Island, Florida. The replica will be open through October 2016. A complementary exhibition, Paul Rudolph: The Guest Houses, will be open September 25 to December 6, 2015.
SarasotaMOD will present thought-provoking seminars by Joe King and Christopher Domin, co-authors of Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses, and Timothy Rohan, who wrote The Architecture of Paul Rudolph.
C. Ford Peatross, founding director of the architectural archive at the Library of Congress, will moderate a panel discussion on Rudolph's legacy. Other prominent architects will reflect on their professional relationships with Rudolph. For more info, check SarasotaMOD.com
SarasotaMOD is presented by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to celebrating the Sarasota School of Architecture movement, in partnership with The Ringling and the Paul Rudolph Foundation.
Contact: Janet Minker, 941-487-8728, email@example.com
SOURCE Sarasota Architectural Foundation