Architect David Fixler to Speak Tuesday at Community Ed
Many people think of Boston as a very traditional city, but from the 1930's through the early 1970's, it was a hotbed of modernism. All of the great leaders in modern architecture - Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and many others - did work in New England, and Massachusetts is home to some of the most significant modern house neighborhoods in this country.
On Tuesday evening, May 1, architect and preservation activist David Fixler will appear at Arlington Community Education to talk about mid-century architecture in New England within the context of international modernism. He will also discuss the work of DOCOMOMO, an international organization at the forefront of the modern architecture preservation movement. Mr Fixler's visual presentation will be followed by a discussion moderated by journalist David Whitford.
This event is the second in Community Ed's spring line-up of Tuesday Night Conversations and is co-sponsored by the Robbins Library.
The program will take place in the Arlington High School Media Center, 869 Mass Ave, and will begin at 7:30pm. Admission is $5 at the door, and free for Arlington High School students. For more information, call the Community Ed office at 781 316-3568 or visit www.ArlingtonCommunityEd.org.