Lextopia: Lexington Launches Mid-Century Modern


Lextopia: Lexington Launches Mid-Century Modern
Exhibit on Display June 20th through September 19th
1:00 - 5:00 Daily at The Depot Building, 13 Depot Square, Lexington
Exhibit Website

The Lexington Historical Society is hosting an exhibit at the Depot in Lexington Center entitled Lextopia: Lexington Launches Mid-Century Modern.  Lextopia celebrates and explores Lexington's unique architectural legacy - and its impact on the world!

In the years after World War II, a diverse group of bold young architects came to a then sleepy Boston suburb with a dream of revolutionizing home architecture and design. What they accomplished here has been called Lexington’s second revolution, and it certainly was an architectural “shot heard ‘round the world.”

There are five areas in Lexington where these architects built developments: 6 Moon Hill, Peacock Farm, 5 Fields, Turning Mill and and Middle Ridge.  The exhibit highlights the architects who worked here, the neighborhoods they created,  and the ways their work affected Lexington and the larger world. It showcases modernist architecture, furniture, and housewares from the Society’s collections, as well as artifacts donated by numerous other individuals and organizations.

This exhibit is open daily from 1pm to 5pm until September 19th at the Depot.  There is a lot more information on the website (above) about a mid-century modern house tour, a mid-century modern marketplace, Sunday afternoon gallery talks and other events that will occur throughout the summer and fall.

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