Yo! Modernism!


Yo! Modernism: The View from Philadelphia includes an exciting variety of lectures, tours and social events.

A first-of-its kind modern preservation pre-conference workshop presented by the Center for the Preservation of Modernism at Thomas Jefferson University will kick off the symposium on Tuesday, May 31.

Wednesday, June 2 will begin with a keynote address held at the University of Pennsylvania followed by a reception at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Programming continues Thursday morning with sessions at Penn and walking tours in the afternoon.

Friday, June 3 will take us to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park and then on to tours of iconic modern houses in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Tours of a variety of modernist sites in and around the city will continue on Saturday June 4 and then an optional post-conference tour of the Wharton Esherick Museum and Nakashima Studio completes the symposium on Sunday, June 5.


Tuesday Day One - Yo! Richard Neutra! 

Wednesday Day Two - Yo! Modernism Kickoff!

Thursday Day Three - Yo! Panels and Tours!

Friday Day Four - Yo! Icons and Masterpieces!

Saturday Day Four - Yo! Tour Day!

Sunday Day Five - Yo! Craft!