Houston's Mod Moment

Third Annual Houston Modern Market Week

Seth Vaughan
April 09, 2013

We’ll have mid-century on our minds at the third annual Houston Modern Market Week, April 15 through 22. The Market kicks off with a film festival celebrating Palm Springs modern architecture, including flicks about architect Donald Wexler, architect William Krisel and photographer Julius Shulman. Five films will be screened throughout the week at River Oaks Theatre, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Brown auditorium and AIA Houston headquarters; some with a lecture by author/architect Alan Hess. Friday, April 19, a Preview Party grants diehards early access to the Modern Market itself, which will fill Winter Street Studios with an amalgamation of fine art, furniture and jewelry, plus design and architectural objets; admission includes a three-day pass to the Market, which concludes Sunday, April 21. Other draws include lectures by noted architectural authors Stephen Fox and Don Emitte, as well as the MFAH’s David Brauer and Christine Gervais; a vintage car show; and a Houston architecture bus tour. Proceeds benefit Houston Mod, an initiative that aims to maintain the city’s modern heritage. Tickets and information, houstonmodernmarket.com.