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2020 Mad About Modern Home Tour


The Mad About Modern Home Tour is going virtual! We’re excited to present Charlotte’s award-winning midcentury + modern home tour this year through a series of online experiences.

Part 1: Charlotte Modernism, Saturday Sept 26, 6:00 p.m.
Don’t miss this live, one-night-only lecture with modernism expert and “the Lorax of Modernist Houses” George Smart. Smart will share examples of the best midcentury modern design in Charlotte and explain how it relates to the global modernist movement, starting with Bauhaus art and design in the 1920s and 1930s. Smart is founder and executive director of USModernist and NCModernist, nonprofit organizations that document, preserve and promote modernist design.

Part 2: Mad About Modern Home Tour, September 26 – October 4
Get an in-depth look inside three of Charlotte’s stunning midcentury homes, including the renovated Cohen-Fumero House. Tours will be available via 360° virtual tours for one week only, from Sept. 26 through Oct. 4. Your ticket purchase also includes a beautifully designed keepsake Digital Guidebook highlighting interesting features and design elements in each home.


Virtual Tour Ticket: $20
Includes access to 360Tours of each of the three featured homes as well as the Digital Guidebook to walk you through each home’s unique architecture and history. The 360Tours will be accessible starting Saturday, September 26, 2020 through Sunday, October 4, 2020. The Digital Guidebook is yours to keep!

Virtual Tour + Charlotte Modernism Kickoff: $30
Includes all the benefits of the Virtual Tour Ticket plus access to the live, one-night-only kickoff event featuring NCModernist Founder George Smart. All registrants will be sent a unique link to join the program. On the day of the program, simply click the link to join in. The kickoff will feature a themed cocktail ‘minute’ to get you in the mood for modernism.

Modernism Friend Ticket: $130
As we prepare for our 10th Annual Home Tour next year, we need your help to continue bringing you access to some of Charlotte’s most incredible, inspiring, and unique midcentury + modern homes. This special ticket includes all the benefits of the Virtual Tour + Live Kickoff Event Ticket plus a $100, tax-deductible donation. Modernism Friends will be listed in the Digital Guidebook to show our thanks (deadline 9/24).



Dot Dot Dot Mixologist Brittany Clark will kickoff Saturday’s event by showing attendees how to mix two classic 1950s cocktails with a twist – the Mad About Modern Mule and the Mad About Modern Manhattan. Ticket holders can follow Dot Dot Dot’s recipe card or purchase a Cocktail Kit from Dot Dot Dot’s website the week of the event. Save coupon code MAM2020 to purchase.