Save the Dates!

CCMHT Invites You to Save The Dates for Summer 2011 Events.

Some of these events arenʼt completely scheduled yet, and more will be added. To find out about updates and additions, follow the Trust on Facebook or keep an eye on our blog – (

*Please see below for bios of our featured speakers.

May 16 Lecture with Peter McMahon at Lincoln Library, Lincoln, MA 7 -9 PM – Free. Presented by Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln. For more information visit

June 4 Marcel Breuer: The Bauhaus Diaspora and the Scott House – Lecture and tour with Peter McMahon of Scott House (Marcel Breuer, 1947) presented by Cape Cod Museum of Art – to register visit or call 508-385-4477

June 5 Kugel/Gips open house – Free, 11am – 3pm

June 11 “In the Schools, on the Streets – Modernism Comes to America” Panel discussion with Gabrielle Esperdy* and Jill Pearlman* at Preservation Hall 2 – 4:30, $20. Ticket price includes reception with finger food following the discussion at Winslowʼs Tavern, located directly across the street from Preservation Hall

July 19 Lecture with Peter McMahon at Salt Pond Visitors Center, sponsored by the National Park Service. For more information check the Visitors Center schedule of events

July 20 Lecture with Peter McMahon for Truro Historical Society, 7:30pm

August 7 Walter Gropius: The Man Behind the Ideas, an Illustrated Talk by His Daughter Ati Gropius Johansen, 8pm at the Wellfleet Public Library

August 21 Modern House Tour, produced in collaboration with Castle Hill. Tickets are $60 and available from or by calling 508-349-7511

The August House Tour has SOLD OUT!

(A $200 CCMHT membership comes with a premium of a private tour of four modern houses. Click here for more information on membership.)

August 24 Lecture with Kenneth Frampton* at Wellfleet library 8pm. Tickets are $10 available through the Trust. Checks can be mailed to CCMHT PO Box 1191, S. Wellfleet, MA 02663. CCMHT also accepts Visa or MasterCard.

Week of August 21 – 27 (Date not scheduled yet) CCMHT Members party Kugel/Gips house with Kenneth Frampton. (To become a member visit our website)

September 11 Bike tour of Modern Houses on the National Seashore. Tickets $40 available through the Trust. Checks can be mailed to CCMHT PO Box 1191, S. Wellfleet, MA 02663. CCMHT also accepts Visa or MasterCard.

*Speaker Bios

Gabrielle Esperdy is an architectural historian and Associate Professor of Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Her work examines the intersection of architecture, consumerism, and modernism in the urban and suburban landscape, especially in the U.S. in the 20th and 21st centuries. She is particularly interested in minor or everyday buildings and with the ways that social, economic, and political issues shape the built environment. Her first book, Modernizing Main Street, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2008. She is currently at work on a second book, Architecture’s American Road Trip, which examines how architectural discourse absorbed the ideals and concerns of commercial sphere after World War II. Prof. Esperdy is an Associate Editor of multi-volume series The Buildings of the United States, and the Editor of the SAH Archipedia, an online resource of the history of the built environment scheduled to go live in 2012. Her research has been supported by the Graham Foundation, the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She was educated at Smith College and the City University of New York.

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Jill Pearlman has been teaching in the Environmental Studies Program at Bowdoin College for 16 years. In 2007 she published Inventing American Modernism: Joseph Hudnut, Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus Legacy at Harvard published by the University of Virginia Press/Center for American Places. Currently she is writing a history of modernism and the culture of Hampstead, London from the 1930s to 2000. Her focus is on the unusual life of the Lawn Road Flats, the modernist building that housed the Gropiuses and Breuer during their exile in London in the 1930s. Prof. Pearlman has received grants from the Graham Foundation, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the Samuel Kress Foundation, and the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts. She received her Ph. D. from the University of Chicago, in 1993.

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Kenneth Frampton is a British architect, critic, historian and the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, New York. Frampton is well known for his writing on twentieth century architecture. His books include Modern Architecture: A Critical History and Studies in Tectonic Culture. Frampton achieved great prominence in architectural education with his essay “Towards a Critical Regionalism” (1983) Also, Frampton’s essay was included in a book The Anti-Aesthetic. Essays on Postmodern Culture, though Frampton is critical of postmodernism.

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