An exhibition of Mid–Century Modern Architecture in the Capital City
This exhibition features fine examples of Austin’s own Mid–Century Mod ern structures, and keys off Birth of the Cool, now at the Blanton Museum of Art. Cool Austin includes architectural land marks like the Municipal Audito rium (now the Long Center) and Robert Mueller Air port. It showcases familiar building typologies that were estab lished in the 1950’s—the motor court motel, schools, churches and progressive homes spanning the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.
Check out the driving tour they put together. I haven’t done it yet but it looks pretty comprehensive. I am thrilled they did that as it was something I’ve heard many ask for as well as wanted to do myself. Link to self guided mid-century tour map.