Lextopia: Lexington Launches Mid-Century Modern
Exhibit ran from June 20 through September 19, 2015.
This exhibit celebrated and explored 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 the 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.”
The exhibit highlighted the architects who worked here, the neighborhoods they created, and the ways their work affected Lexington and the larger world. It showcased modernist architecture, furniture, and housewares from the Society’s collections, as well as artifacts donated by numerous other individuals and organizations. Several mid-century modern house tours, a mid-century modern marketplace, Sunday afternoon gallery talks and other events occurred throughout the exhibit's run.