SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sarasota Architectural Foundation, in partnership with Sarasota Museum of Art, a division of Ringling College of Art + Design, presents its third annual midcentury modern architecture festival November 11-13, 2016, paying a special tribute to acclaimed architect Victor Lundy. The three-day weekend will feature Lundy-themed presentations by architects and historians, a Lundy film screening, trolley and walking tours, an exhibition of his artwork, and an opening night party in one of his most celebrated buildings. Adding to the festivities will be private access to iconic Sarasota modernist homes designed by Lundy's contemporaries, including Paul Rudolph and Edward "Tim" Seibert.
Lundy played a key role in the Sarasota School of Architecture movement, helping establish Sarasota as an important center of midcentury modern architecture. His lyrical and nonconformist style was often characterized by soaring, sculptural silhouettes. Lundy is best known for his St. Paul Lutheran and Bee Ridge Presbyterian Churches, Alta Vista Elementary School, South Gate Community Center and Blue Pagoda Building, all in Sarasota, and worldwide for Herron House, Venice, FL; U.S. Tax Court Building, Washington, DC; First Unitarian Church, Westport, CT and United States Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Party in iconic Lundy building. Kickoff cocktail soiree in the Blue Pagoda (Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Building, 1956). With City of Sarasota proclamation designating November 7-13 Victor Lundy Week.
Legacy presentations and film screening at Ringling College of Art + Design. Presentation by architect Donna Kacmar, FAIA, author of a forthcoming Lundy biography; screening of the documentary Sculptor of Space: The Architecture of Victor Lundy and remarks by the film's producer Joan Brierton; panel discussion moderated by architect and author Christopher Domin with participants Kacmar, Brierton, architect Frank Folsom Smith, FAIA and Library of Congress architecture archives founder C. Ford Peatross.
Trolley tours of Lundy and Sarasota landmarks. Led by Ringling College professor of architecture and design history Christopher Wilson, PhD, and Harold Bubil, Herald-Tribune real estate editor.
Lundy art exhibition. On view at Art Center Sarasota. Lundy is also a gifted artist. The exhibition will display original watercolor paintings of the Blue Pagoda Building as well as early notebooks and sketches. "Drawing is how I think", he said.
Private access to midcentury homes designed by such Sarasota School of Architecture luminaries as Paul Rudolph, Ralph Twitchell, Tim Siebert and William Rupp.
Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) is a 501(c)(3) organization that celebrates the Sarasota School of Architecture movement, and advocates to preserve the midcentury modern structures that exemplify its forward-looking principles.
Sarasota Museum of Art, a division of Ringling College of Art + Design, will be located in the historic 1926 Sarasota High School facility, on the College's new cultural campus. The Museum, a non-collecting institution, will be the region's first museum dedicated exclusively to contemporary art.
Detailed schedule and ticket purchasing at www.SarasotaMOD.com
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SOURCE Sarasota Architectural Foundation