Tucson celebrates Modernism Week Nov. 9-11

By BRUCE HARDT

Pima Community College will sponsor Tucson Modernism Week with 23 events Nov. 9-11.

Events, lectures and tours organized by the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation will focus on the modernist buildings on Broadway Boulevard between Country Club Road and Campbell Avenue.

Some events require tickets and reservations.

“We are honored to be able to play a role in building a greater appreciation of our city’s historic character,” interim Chancellor Suzanne Miles said.

PCC collaborated earlier this year on a preservation project that brought four historic neon signs to the Downtown Campus.

“The Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation considers Pima an invaluable partner in our effort to protect Tucson’s heritage,” said Demion Clinco, the organization’s president. “By sponsoring Tucson Modernism Week, Pima has found a new and exciting way to enrich and educate our community.”

The weekend’s worth of events will start with a speech by Anne Rysdale, previously Arizona’s only registered, practicing female architect.

The festivities end at noon on Sunday, Nov. 11, with a walking tour of the Tucson Community Center landscape designed by the landscape architect Garrett Eckbo.

Other events will include a “Big Retro Slide Show” by Charles Phoenix, a lecture on neckties of the 1940s, an exhibition on midcentury automobile design and more.

Complete schedule and ticket information is available at http://tucsonmod.com.

For more information, contact C.J. Karamargin at ckaramargin@pima.edu or 206-4850.

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