EVENTS & TOURS
Our executive team is monitoring recommendations and restrictions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In light of public health risks, no in-person events are being planned through the spring of 2021. We will evaluate the potential for in-person events in the summer or fall of 2021 and release our decision on or before June 30, 2021.
A New Modernist Landmark: The Albuquerque Main Public Library (digital broadcast). An exclusive virtual tour of the Albuquerque Main Public Library, the city's newest landmark! Designed by George Clayton Pearl, FAIA, of the architectural firm Stevens, Mallory, Pearl & Campbell, the flexible library space masterfully blends regional sensibilities with modernist principles. Completed in 1975, many original design features have survived the years, including funky and futuristic 1970s furnishings and fabrics. The free, virtual tour of this modernist monument takes you behind closed doors, up dark stairways, and into time capsule spaces all the while exploring the subtle brilliance of the building's design concept. This event was made possible through a partnership with the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department and Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, with additional support provided by the Albuquerque Historical Society.
Livestream Broadcast Recording: https://youtu.be/40nHLWGlzbU
The Tour Continues on the Lower Level: https://youtu.be/AzSZzrE-30s
TO BE ANNOUNCED
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PHOTOS: ABQ Mid Mod Home Tour 2019
PHOTO 1: Brady LaVigne
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
WHY ARE THERE NO TOURS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE?
In an effort to more effectively draw attention to the architectural resources in the city, the decision to step back from serving as a tour company was made to allow for the evaluation of other possible educational avenues and preservation efforts as a non-profit organization.
WILL WALKING TOURS BE OFFERED AGAIN?
We expect to offer a walking tour in conjunction with our eventual Modernism Weekend event, however, we do not anticipate weekly walking tours reappearing in the immediate future. We will revisit private tour availability in as circumstances allow.
HOW CAN I DESIGN MY OWN TOUR?
We recommend visiting our Instagram account to select some buildings that you are interested in seeing during your exploration of Albuquerque. Many of our posts include location details. You can also visit our Resources page for more insights. Please be mindful of private property and photography restrictions while exploring the area's architecture.
WILL YOU BE HOSTING ANOTHER HOME TOUR?
Yes, our Events Committee hopes to plan another home tour when public health guidelines allow us to safely solicit and encourage homeowner participation. To be among the first to receive an announcement about a tour date and when tickets will be available, please consider signing up for the Modern Albuquerque newsletter.
HOW DO I GET MY HOME ON THE HOME TOUR?
Please send us an email with your name, address, photos of your home's interior, and any details you know about it. We look for homes with interior designs that complement the architecture and feature original details, but not all furnishings or features have to be vintage.