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July 31

Thursday, July 31, 5:30 pm - 7 pm
This event has limited space availability. Cost:  $10/person. Registration is required. See for registration details and logistics or email

This walking tour is a look at several modern homes located in one area of Ann Arbor Hills.  The tour will view the exteriors of homes designed by Robert Metcalf, George Brigham, William Muschenheim, David Osler, Edward Olencki and Joseph Albano.  It will provide a historical overview of the area and will look at in particular site planning.   The tour will conclude with an interior view of Robert Metcalf’s first commission the Crane residence (1954).  Current homeowners Linda and Jim Elert will be present to answer questions about the house and its history.   The walking tour will be lead by Nancy Deromedi and Grace Shackman.

a2modern is a local organization dedicated to the awareness of and appreciation for mid-century architecture and design, celebrating the accomplishments of the architects, designers, builders and homeowners in Ann Arbor. UMMA is pleased to partner with a2modern to provide audiences the opportunity to experience Ann Arbor's modernist architecture in conjunction with the exhibition Three Michigan Architects: Part 3—George Brigham on view July19 –October 12, 2014.

For more information about this and other architectural tours, please contact a2modern online at or by emailing

The exhibition Three Michigan Architects: Part 3—George Brigham is part of the U-M Collections Collaborations series, co-organized by and presented at UMMA and designed to showcase the renowned and diverse collections at the University of Michigan.  

The U-M Collections Collaborations series is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Lead support for Three Michigan Architects is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President for Research.

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