Tuesday, April 28, 2009
An exhibition of Mid–Century Modern Architecture in the Capital City
This exhibition, sponsored by AIA Austin, features fine examples of Austin's own Mid–Century Modern structures, and keys off Birth of the Cool, now at the Blanton Museum of Art. Cool Austin includes architectural landmarks like the Municipal Auditorium (now the Long Center) and Robert Mueller Airport. It showcases familiar building typologies that were established in the 1950's—the motor court motel, schools, churches and progressive homes spanning the 40's, 50's and 60's.
The exhibition is comprised of historic drawings, period photographs, models and plans. It illustrates how Austin's leading architects of the time interpreted the Modernist ideals of clean lines and blurred boundaries between man and nature, interior and exterior space.
Click here to download a copy of the self–guided driving tour map of neighborhoods and individual projects that epitomize Austin's mid-century modern architecture.