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    is 100% virtual in October!

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IMPORTANT UPDATE!
PLEASE READ

Modern Phoenix Week has converted to a 100% virtual format for 2020. Since the pandemic prevents us from gathering in large groups for the annual Home Tour, all tour ticket holders now possess a new All-Access Pass to the cultural events showcased here instead. Most events are exclusive to Modern Phoenix Week ticket holders.

If you don't have an All-Access Pass already, a limited number will be offered for sale. Then Register here for the events you plan to attend so we can send you exclusive Zoom event login links. You must be an All-Access Pass holder to register.

If you're attending as a couple on the same screen, RSVP once to make room for more guests. If you don't plan on interacting with the presenter, some events will offer the option to view on Facebook Live instead. Many events will be independently operated through our programming partners. All login information for each event and a reminder to log in will be emailed to you 24 hours before the event begins. All participants will be responsible to make sure their Zoom, Google or Facebook accounts are functional before attending.

We realize that the pandemic has been hard on everyone. If you'd rather request a refund for your Home Tour ticket instead of attending the virtual events, you may request a refund through Eventbrite at any point until midnight October 8. Get tech support on refunds here.

A substantial percentage of ticket proceeds currently held in trust by Eventbrite has been earmarked to benefit the local design nonprofits and educational groups listed below. Even if you don't plan on attending any of our events, consider your All Access Pass as a donation which will keep our arts and culture community afloat in this truly unbelievable time.

We thank you for your support!
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All-Access Pass Events

MOST EVENTS ARE MODERN PHOENIX WEEK EXCLUSIVES, WITH "SPEAKEASY" STYLE REGISTRATION. FIRST, PURCHASE AN ALL-ACCESS PASS. THEN REGISTER FOR ADDITIONAL EVENTS USING THE TOP SECRET PASSWORD SENT TO YOU VIA EMAIL THROUGH EVENTBRITE.


  • All-Access Pass

    Unlocks all other events

    Modern Phoenix Week

    $45

    Since the pandemic prevents us from gathering in large groups for our annual Home Tour, all tour ticket holders now automatically hold a new All-Access Pass. A limited number of passes are available to new patrons who did not purchase earlier this year. Print the PDF of your pass to view the speakeasy password that lets you register for other events featured on this page. As the date approaches, you'll receive exclusive Zoom webinar login links. If you'd rather request a refund instead of attending the virtual events, you may request it through Eventbrite until midnight October 8. Terms and conditions for each event apply.

    PURCHASE PASS


    If you already have a home tour ticket you do not need to purchase a pass


  • Virtual Tour of
    the Valley Ho

    And Cocktail Hour

    Valley Ho Tour

    ON TWITCH AND FACEBOOK LIVE

    Join Ace Bailey to explore the architecture and past of this mid-century-modern landmark, a Hollywood hideaway since 1956 and host to stars like Janet Leigh, Bing Crosby, and Natalie Wood. Designed by architect Edward Varney and Associates, Hotel Valley Ho is known for its “Flintstones meets Jetsons” style. JP at Cafe Zuzu will talk cocktails and we'll casually meet'n'greet as we get ready for trivia night to follow.

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  • AZ History Happy Hour & Trivia Night

    With Marshall Shore and Alison King

    Marshall Shore

    ON TWITCH AND FACEBOOK LIVE

    Join the Hip Historian Marshall Shore with Modern Phoenix Founder Alison King for a fun night of Ralph Haver-themed trivia. Based on some surprising recent discoveries found in digital archives, Alison will chat about how architect Ralph Haver AIA became part of a nationwide affordable homebuilding blitz by one of the nation's most prolific home builders, F&S Construction, and answer any burning questions you have about the beloved architectural firm Haver, Nunn & Associates.

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  • World Premiere and Sneak Peek Presale

    for "Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless"

    timeless exhibition world premiere

    ON ZOOM

    Attend the virtual world premiere and get exclusive advance access to the new batch of collectible poster prints for "Timeless", hosted by Spoke Art gallery and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin West. Phoenix-based artists Jon Arvizu and Alison King will field questions from the audience and talk about the process and inspiration behind their work. A portion of proceeds from all poster sales benefits the Foundation. The Foundation is a also a beneficiary of your All-Access ticket.

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  • Beyond a Roof and Four Walls: Paolo Soleri’s Pioneering Valley Homes  

    With Jeff Stein, AIA

    dome house by soleri

    ON ZOOM

    During the course of a career that spanned over 65 years, Paolo Soleri built only four houses – all of them here in the Valley. Vastly different in their styles and construction methods, Soleri’s houses are a unique lens through which to regard the pioneering architect’s lifetime of work. Esteemed architect and Cosanti Foundation Board Member Jeff Stein will share insights and recent images of these rarely-seen, dramatic spaces: Dome House in Cave Creek, the DeConcini House in Central Phoenix, and Cat Cast House and Earth House, both on the grounds of Cosanti in Paradise Valley. The Cosanti Foundation is a grateful beneficiary of your All-Access Pass.

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  • Interior Design Consultations

    With SCC's ASID student chapter

    consultations

    10:00 am to 2:30 pm

    ON GOOGLE MEET

    Sign up to sit down with an interior design student or faculty member to consult on your latest interior design dilemmas. Rachel Simmons, Chuck Cooper and their ASID students will set you on your way with some inspiring advice. Have lots of photos ready to share or even walk them through your space live on your phone! A portion of proceeds from your All-Access Pass benefits the student chapter of ASID. Additional donations to the chapter for their service are encouraged but not required. Participation in this event is limited to 20 individual consultations and will be arranged on a first-come basis.

    EVENT FULL

  • Meet the Artisans

    Behind Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's new product lines

    konzuk wright inspired jewelry

    ON ZOOM

    Meet Karen from Konzuk, Eric from MiniMaterials and the gang at Inside Weather as they talk about the process and inspiration behind their products licensed through the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Concrete "wearable architecture", miniature concrete textile blocks and plywood furniture will be showcased. Attendees will receive exclusive discount promo codes through the end Modern Phoenix Week. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is a beneficiary of your All-Access Pass.

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  • Research Your
    Midcentury Home

    With The Postwar Architecture Task Force of Greater Phoenix

    Research your Midcentury Modern Property with Modern Phoenix


    ON ZOOM

    Our ever-popular annual research workshop is going online, meaning so many more can participate! Alison King and Donna Reiner will guide you through researching your own midcentury home or neighborhood using local resources, public records, digital archives and online databases. The Postwar Architecture Task Force of Greater Phoenix is a beneficiary of your All-Access Pass.

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  • The New Bauhaus

    Film Screening and Director's Talk

    The New Bauhaus

    ON YOUR OWN AND ON ZOOM

    Watch the fascinating new documentary on Hungary's brilliant polymath and Bauhaus design faculty Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. This 88-minute film dives deep into the period after Laszlo fled Europe and brought his radical ideas about art and design to America. A must-see for any lover of film, photography, art, graphic design or design education! Following the screening, which gives you 14 days to view at your leisure at home, we'll meet up with Tucson native Alysa Nahmias, Director and Producer of The New Bauhaus on Zoom for an informal Q&A.

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  • Rethinking The House Museum

    With Mark Stapp and Victor Sidy

    House Museum Model


    ON ZOOM

    Delve into a joint research study on the social, cultural and economic benefits of house museums with Mark Stapp and Victor Sidy. Unlike other states that embrace the house museum model to preserve cultural heritage, Arizona lags behind with about only 15 publicly accessible historic homes and has shockingly few midcentury homes among them. Come find out why this might be, and reasons to change attitudes toward what is "historic" to increase public access to private domains.

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  • Tiki Time at Los Domingos Ranchos

    With Rochelle Anvik

    Tiki Time

    ON ZOOM

    Join Disney aficionado, bunny lover and tikiphile Rochelle Anvik on Instagram live for a tour of her homespun fantasyland of vintage collectibles and decked-to-the-hilt tiki room in Sunnyslope, Arizona. Grab your favorite cocktail and reconnect with the tiki community in Phoenix at this informal virtual mixer.

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  • PHX Architecture Forum

    With Diane Jacobs AIA

    PHX Architecture Forum

    7:00 to 9:00 pm

    ON ZOOM

    Public spaces can be defining assets of a city’s urban culture. These places of gathering have taken many architectural forms, but how have they shaped us? Architect Diane Jacobs, founder of Holly Street Studio, has dedicated her practice to the public realm by designing award-winning spaces for municipalities, centers of education, and private clients for the past 20 years. Join us for a conversation about how public spaces shape us, and how we can be better stewards of the built environment to ensure that public spaces retain their value and impact across generations. Your All-Access Pass benefits the Student Scholarship Fund of the AZ chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.  

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  • Taliesin Talks

    for "Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless" with Spoke Art

    timeless exhibition premiere

    ON FACEBOOK LIVE

    Meet the artists behind the pop art poster exhibition "Timeless", hosted by Spoke Art gallery and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin West. Artists will field questions from the audience and talk about the process and inspiration behind their work. A portion of proceeds for all sales benefits the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, which is also a beneficiary of your All-Access Pass.

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  • 1900: The Edge of Modernism

    With Professor Alison King

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    ON ZOOM

    When did early Modernism really take root, and where? This international movement spanned continents, and included literature, art, design, philosophy and the sciences. We'll take a deep dive into the early inklings of European and American Modernism by looking at the Vienna Secessionist Movement circa 1900 as it intersected with German Jugendstil, Frank Lloyd Wright, W.E.B. DuBois and the Glasgow School. Your All-Access Pass benefits the Student Scholarship Fund of AZ chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.  

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  • Free Door Prize Drawing

    door prizes

    3:00 pm

    ON ZOOM

    What would our annual event be without the epic door prizes? Enter to win art, home goods, services or the colossal Modern Phoenix breezeblock doorstop. Must be present in Zoom to win. This event registration includes the Keynote presentation by 180 Degrees to follow at 3:15, so you only need to register once.

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  • Making Architecture

    With 180 Degrees Design + Build

    making architecture

    ON ZOOM

    Join principal architects and Masters of the Southwest John Anderson, James Trahan and Troy Vincent as they recount the highs and lows of Making Architecture as an innovative design-build firm over the last two decades. They'll showcase studies from their book of the same name, including important restoration work at UNESCO World Heritage Site Taliesin West by Frank Lloyd Wright and the expansion of an Al Beadle home at the base of Camelback Mountain. Your All-Access Pass benefits the AZ Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.

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  • Australian Modern Icons:

    Ground-breaking Mid-century Houses With Annalisa Capurro

    xxx

    ON ZOOM

    Join Sydney designer, lecturer and mid-century expert Annalisa Capurro for an entertaining and informative presentation of iconic mid-century Australian houses including her own award-winning 1957 Jack House. In the wake of World War II, Australia, like America, was facing a housing crisis due to rapid population expansion as a consequence of mass immigration and the baby-boom. Architects at the time were preoccupied with the need for well-designed, functional, economical and appropriate domestic design solutions.

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What is Zoom?

Most content during Modern Phoenix Week 2020 will be presented through ZOOM, a web-based application used for teleconferencing. You may join anonymously using your web browser, download the desktop version of the software, or install the mobile app to attend. Please ensure that you have installed and tested out your Zoom functionality before attending.

We regret that we will be unable to provide technical assistance in use of Zoom, but encourage you to use Zoom's extensive online resources to troubleshoot your connectivity and attend practice events well in advance.

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