Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 16th — Gold Dome

Wheel-o-Rama, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Who doesn’t love a fun vintage car show?   The Wheel-o-Rama will be from 8:00-5:00 in the Gold Dome parking lot.  If you have a classic car, trailer, bike, or whatever on wheels, c’mon by and show it off!

This event is free and open to the public.

Mod Swap, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Vendors from all over Oklahoma and the surrounding region will be on hand selling fabulous mid-century modern pieces from furniture to art to smalls in this fun, mod-only flea market.

The Mod Swap is free and open to the public.

Food Trucks, most of day

Junction Coffee will be serving up their delicious coffee Saturday until 1:00, and our favorite local bakery, Esca Vitae joins us for breakfast and lunch.

Flashback Fashion Show, TBA

Experience mid-20th-century couture at its finest with the fun-filled and informative Flashback Fashion Show, which will be held during the Mod Swap on Saturday.  You will be able to view rare pieces from personal collections as well as beautifully curated items from the Junk Fairy, which is located at everyone’s favorite vintage shop, Bad Granny’s Bazaar in the Plaza District.

The Flashback Fashion Show is free and open to the public.

Modern Quilting in Oklahoma City, 11:00 a.m.

The OKC Modern Quilt Guild is a community of quilters in Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas who strive to inspire and educate others on the art of modern quilting.  The guild, which is one of 150 chapters around the world, encourages beginning and advanced quilters to meld traditional quilting techniques with modern aesthetics to create bold, functional art that isn’t like any quilt your granny ever made!  Join the guild’s president, Karen Oyerly, as she discusses the exciting world of modern quilting and shows off a few examples of members’ work.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

A History and Tour of the Gold Dome, 12:00 p.m.

Lynne Rostochil will present the history of the iconic Gold Dome (formerly Citizens State Bank) and then conduct a tour of this magnificent piece of modern architecture.

Tickets for the presentation/tour are $10 each and will go on sale soon.

The University of Oklahoma and the American School, TBA

Traditionally, architecture schools throughout the U.S. taught students based either on the French Beaux Arts model, which focused on studying classical architecture, or the German Bauhaus model, which melded industry and abstraction in architectural design.  When Bruce Goff became head of the architecture department at the University of Oklahoma in 1947, he and his colleagues created an entirely new form of study that emphasized individual creativity, organic forms, and experimentation.  Now known as the American School, Goff’s approach impacted not only his students, but modern architecture throughout the world.  OU professor, Dr. Angela Person, will discuss this enthralling history and will provide information about an upcoming international exhibition OU is hosting about the American School.  You won’t want to miss it!

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Roadside Oklahoma, 3:00 p.m.

Tim Anderson and Nick Leonard join us again this year to spin yarns about their adventures roaming the country and taking photos of roadside architecture and signs.  This year, their focus is on all things Oklahoma as they discuss road tripping across the Sooner State with their giant stash of cameras in search of our roadside past.

Sunday, June 17th — Gold Dome

Mod Home Tour

One of the most popular events of the Oklahoma Modernism Weekend is the Mod Home Tour.  A luxury chartered bus will take passengers on a guided tour of some of OKC’s most impressive modern homes, both old and new. We will meet at the Gold Dome at 11:30, and the tour will run from 12:00-5:00ish.

Tickets are $50 each and will go on sale soon.

 

 

If you’re interested in more information about the Oklahoma Modernism Weekend, just email us at okiemodsquad@gmail.com.