FRIDAY, MAY 12                  
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM   

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM   

SATURDAY, MAY 13                  

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM   

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM   

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM   

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM   

The "Art in Architecture" Featured Home Tour

A members-only exclusive tour of a newly remodeled Guy Peterson designed-home expertly built by Michael K. Walker in the Bird Key neighborhood. The home features an exceptional modern art collection expertly curated and displayed throughout the modern interiors. 


Sketch Class by Ron Haase 

This workshop will explore a variety of formats to develop skill in free-hand drawing. Participants will sketch quick impressions of live models, urban cityscapes and their own creative visual expression from their thoughts and imagery. The goal of this course is for participants to achieve a level of comfort in sketching while traveling, relaxing or pressed to come up with a concept for a project at hand. 

"The Modern Party"

Pre-sale of original and exceptional works of art created and donated by architects, designers and artists.
Reception featuring the band the Moe Derns
Moderntini signature drink 

Heavy hors d’oeuvres Open Bar 

"The Hard Hat" exhibit

A juried art show featuring the creative expression of architects, artists and designers on the “Hard Hat” medium. 

Free and Open to the Public

The Modern Show Art Sale and Exhibit 

Featuring original and donated works of art by architects, designers, artists and supporters. 

"The Hard Hat" exhibit

A juried art show featuring the creative expression of architects, artists and designers on the “Hard Hat” medium. 

WALKING TOUR led by John McCarthy (additional fee)

“Art meets Architecture” 

In this special Modern Show walking tour, we will blur the boundaries between art and architecture as we stretch our legs around downtown Sarasota. We will explore three realms including public art, art forms displayed in architecture, and architecture that serves the arts community. This tour will be approximately two hours in length, so bring your walking shoes and camera. 

Children’s Program

Sponsored by SRQ Magazine Bricks4kidz lego program Architecture 101- featuring “Building Your Dream City” with five different stations of creative exploration activities including spin art, robots, transportation and construction activities. 

Gallery Talks

Guy Peterson  

“Experiencing Architecture through Sketching” 

Wilson Stiles 

“Paris’ Luminous Secret.” Maison de Verre designed by

Pierre Charreau. 

Kate Hendrickson 

A history of the XXe Siecle arts publication. 

Ron Haase

“Finding Ghosts in Florida’s Vernacular Architecture” and book signing. 




The 2017 Modern Show Events Schedule 

Step back in time for a two-day celebration of 20th century furniture, décor and art at the former

Barkus Furniture Store – now the Center for Architecture Sarasota.  For two days the building will

again display the best in modern design for sale to benefit Center for Architecture.