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Dunn-Edwards Sponsors Inaugural Long Beach Mid-century Modern Home Tour

Dunn-Edwards is proud to be a sponsor of the inaugural Long Beach Mid-century Modern Home Tour on Saturday,Oct.15. Hosted by California State University, Long Beach's University Art Museum, the tour is a day-long, self-driven tour of the interiors and gardens of nine significant works of architecture from Hugh Davies, Edward Killingsworth, Cliff May, George Montierth, Richard Neutra and Raphael Soriano. The architecture and design of Mid-century modernism is still in high demand, and this tour and the subsequent series of events will celebrate the rich history that Long Beach has in shaping the Mid-century modern era.

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The Seeley House (Edward Killingsworth, 1953). Photo credit: © Denise Dube

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The Seeley House (Edward Killingsworth, 1953).Photo credit: © Denise Dube

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Marina Tower Model Apartment (Killingsworth, Brady & Smith, 1959). Photo credit: © Denise Dube

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Marina Tower Model Apartment (Killingsworth, Brady & Smith, 1959). Photo credit: © Denise Dube

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Marina Tower Model Apartment (Killingsworth, Brady & Smith, 1959). Photo credit: © Denise Dube

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The 20th Century House (Hugh Davies, 1936). Photo credit: © Denise Dube

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The 20th Century House (Hugh Davies, 1936). Photo credit: © Denise Dube

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The 20th Century House (Hugh Davies, 1936). Photo credit: © Denise Dube

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Cliff May Rancho, 1953. Photo credit: © Denise Dube

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Cliff May Rancho, 1953. Photo credit: © Denise Dube

Presented by the University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach (UAMCSULB), the tour is a fundraiser to support the exhibition Frank Bros.: The Store That Modernized Modern, set to open in January 2017. Long Beach retailer Frank Bros. Furniture was the primary U.S. source for the most coveted mid-century designs at the height of the modernist era, furnishing nearly half of the Case Study Houses for Arts & Architecture Magazine. The store emphasized the principles of aesthetics and functionality in furniture design and blurred the boundaries between art, design and commerce with its exhibitions, innovative graphic design, marketing, and public relations.

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To learn more, visit http://web.csulb.edu/org/uam/EVENTShometour.html

Image credits/copyrights noted above. Images and artwork courtesy of University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach and Denise Dube, Photographer.