On the calendar: Westport, CT

If you're in the area, don't forget to visit the Westport Historical Society to see "Westport Modern: When Cool was Hot!". The show opened in January and closes May 1, so you have a little time yet.

The Historical Society's website boasts, in a Little Engine that Could sort of way, "If you thought you had to go to New Canaan for your Modern fix come see what we’ve found right here in Westport and Weston. It might change your mind."

Even if it doesn't, it sound like the show rounds things out nicely with a 3-D virtual tour of Paul Rudolph’s Micheels House; a display of modern furniture with examples by Eames, Miller and others – as well as beautiful archival images of works by design great and former local resident, Edward Wormley; an exclusive film short: 1939: I Have Seen the Future by local film maker Lisa Seidenberg about the 1939 World’s Fair, an event that, for many Americans, was their first glimpse of Modernism; a close up look at the life and work of local Modernist architect Victor Civkin through historic documents, artwork, bluprints, photos and a miniature kitchen. – GF

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