July 1, 2009 Mid-Century Modern

Event: NBM’s Moeller on Modernism; July 18

As part of its Three Movements in Architecture series this month, the National Building Museum will devote one of the sessions to Modernism. The other sessions are on Greek Revival and Art Deco. Martin Moeller, the museum’s senior vice president and curator, will define and explain Modernism and its varied branches during the July 18 event, which runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. “Modernism , contrary to what people think, is actually an imprecise term applied to widely divergent buildings and often conflicting ideologies,” the program description says. For information on ticket prices or to register, click here.