This October, Boulder will be bustling with some great events thanks to Month of Modern (MoM). In celebration of Colorado’s modernity, MoM will be recognizing the modern art, design, architecture, and culture of the Boulder-Denver region with a five week long series of events. Presented by Modern in Denver magazine, HMH Architecture + Interiors, and Annabel Media, MoM aims to promote conversation about Colorado’s history of modern design and to support its present modern design community. We are thrilled to be a sponsor of MoM.
Talking about the program’s mission, acclaimed architect and one of MoM’s founding partners, Harvey M. Hine stated how, “Boulder has great food, fantastic weather, and an active population. There are many events related to the outdoors, but not many occasions to study and celebrate design. We believe that there is a pent up interest in architecture that the public has no outlet for, and Month of Modern intends to fill the void.”
A panel discussion held on October 2nd at the Galvanize in downtown Boulder, this lecture will cover the impact of such architects as Colorado’s own Charles Haertling and discuss the distinct style of “Colorado Modern.” Moderated by Harvey M. Hine of HMH Architecture + Interiors, the panel will include David Barrett of Barrett Studio Architects, EJ Meade of Arch 11, Graham Bowman of Workshop8, architect Renée del Gaudio, and CU Boulder Professor Dr. Richard Jessor. This event is free and open to the public.
Starting October 13th, along with the help of Historic Boulder, we’ll be proudly presenting a self-guided tour of Boulder’s most iconic modern homes and buildings. This map of modern architecture will include an Instagram scavenger hunt, with a $1,000 prize for the winner! The award will be presented at the MoM wrap party on October 30th (see below for details). “Map of Modern” is a free and open event and we encourage everyone to take the architectural tour and play the scavenger hunt.
MoM will conclude its month long program with a fantastic wrap party on the night of October 30th held at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA). The soirée is expected to bring together Colorado’s finest in the modern and contemporary design community. With local catering by Linda Hamesten and craft cocktails by 3 Chicks Bartending, MoM’s wrap party promises to be a momentous evening in Boulder. Tickets for the party are $35 per person, with all proceeds going to BMoCA.
From lectures to film screenings to social media events and contests, MoM will be presenting a variety of insightful and entertaining programs for all modern design enthusiasts. So whether you’re a modern design and architecture novice or expert, make sure to check out MoM’s full calender of events and come out to be a part of Colorado’s modern design community.