Presented by the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation – a nonprofit that dedicates itself to the protection and preservation of the city of Tucson and its culture – Tucson Modernism Week is the most-anticipated event of the year for aficionados of modernism and “mid-century” style. Copenhagen is very proud to be a Monument Sponsor for this great event for more than five years running.
Mid-century style was popularized in the United States as a response to the Bauhaus movement in Europe, widely utilized in Scandinavia. It is a simple style with clean and straight lines. In Arizona, modernism is a style that has become part of the cultural fabric of the state. Throughout the years, it has undergone distinctive transformations and today is known as “Sonoran Modern,” highly influenced and adapted to the style of life in the desert.
Copenhagen is proud to be a key destination for this movement. With its Danish roots, Copenhagen has been at the forefront of mid-century modern and the contemporary aesthetic in Arizona since it opened its doors in 1970.
Modernism Week, held from October 5th through 14th, will include various events around the city, including exhibitions of classic cars, art exhibitions, and tours of the retro architecture of the movement. It also includes various lectures and panels dedicated to exploring Modernism.
From October 6th through 14th, Copenhagen will host the unique exhibition “Max Gottschalk: Furniture” in its main showroom. This exhibition includes pieces by the industrial designer Max Gottschalk – an art professor who perfected his mid-century modern craft in Tucson.
Copenhagen is excited to present a welcome reception to celebrate the opening of the Gottschalk exhibition on Thursday, October 11thfrom 6 – 8 PM at 3660 E Fort Lowell Road. Also in the Copenhagen Plaza, there will also be an exhibition and sale of Abstract Expressionist artwork by Nik Krevitsky, hosted by the Fort Lowell Neighborhood Association.