Middlesex County Modern
October 2015 through March 2016
Stimulated by thinking at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Modernism shaped the landscape of Cambridge and Boston's western suburbs from the 1930s to the 1960s and beyond. Architects such as Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and Henry Hoover experimented with modern design, new materials, and innovative technology, creating buildings that fluidly interacted with outdoor space and took advantage of scenic views in the former farmlands of Concord, Lincoln, and Lexington.
The Concord Museum’s innovative exhibition, Middlesex County Modern, will explore the development of Modernist architecture in this region and its impact on design ideas, the community, and the environment. The exhibition will include models, architectural drawings, photographs, buildings materials, furnishings, and other materials. A rich menu of public programs, open houses, driving tours, and interactive experiences, designed for audiences of all ages, will accompany the exhibition.