Calendar of Events

Friday, June 15th — Various Places

Space@3012, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Space 20th Century Modern will be hosting an Apero to kick off the Oklahoma Modernism Weekend’s festivities at their new location, 3012 N. Pennsylvania.  Come by and enjoy a drink while you browse around the shop and meet others who love mid-century modern everything as much as you do.

The Pump, 8:00 p.m.

Owners of the Pump invite you to pop by their converted gas station and enjoy the casual vintage vibe of the place while playing outdoor games under the stars.  The Pump is located at 2425 N Walker Ave.

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.

Junction Coffee, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Junction Coffee will be serving up their delicious coffee Saturday until 1:00, so grab a cup or two while taking in all of the fun!

Flashback Fashion Show, 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30:

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.

The University of Oklahoma and the American School, 12:00 p.m.

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.

A History of Oklahoma Domes and Tour of the Gold Dome, 1:00 p.m.

Okie Mod Squad’s Lynne Rostochil will present histories of domed architecture around Oklahoma, focusing on the home of this year’s Oklahoma Modernism Weekend, the iconic Gold Dome.  After the presentation, she will lead the group on a tour of this magnificent piece of modern architecture.

Tickets for the presentation/tour are $10 each.  BUY TICKETS

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 wrap up with a surprise stop at one of the metro’s premier mid-century modern residences, where tour goers can enjoy snacks and drinks as they take in the splendor of this distinctive home.

The Mod Home Tour is SOLD OUT.

 

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