Saturday, September 3, 2011

HemisFair '68 Tour: Modern Design, Cultural History

Thanks to all who helped and attended!

Walking Tour - Saturday, October 8, 2011. 2-5 pm.

If you want a typical mid-century modern tour... this isn't it.

The story of HemisFair '68 includes controversy, engineering feats, and represents a complex history of preservation and urban renewal. Meander through the landmarks, artwork, and cultural landscapes of the first official world's fair in the Southwestern U.S. Hear about the theme of HemisFair '68, confluence of the civilizations of the Americas, and how it is reflected in the artwork of Carlos Merida and Juan O'Gorman. Learn about the significance of the Women's Pavilion. Will plans breathe life into this long neglected building designed by architect Cyrus Wagner? Hear about the origins of the Federal Courthouse and Institute of Texan Cultures. See significant cultural landscapes, such as the Acequia Madre De Valero, unearthed in preparation for HemisFair '68.

Admission includes walking tour of modern architecture and artwork in downtown San Antonio and a trip to the top of the Tower of the Americas.

$5 Mid Tex Mod members/students/children
$10 All others

RSVP to Jenni Minner ( by Monday, October 3, 2011. Let us know the number in your party. Payment by cash or check by day of tour.

Special thanks to: Martin Smith Construction Co., Women's Pavilion at HemisFair Park, Inc., Public Art San Antonio, National Trust for Historic Preservation Partners in the Field, San Antonio Conservation Society, and many others who have helped!

(Note: Image above from HemisFair 1968 Official Souvenir Guidebook.)

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