Considering Mid-Michigan’s Modern Architecture

| Author: Kari Chrenka

Mid-Michigan Modern From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie book coverThe third installment in the Clarke Historical Library Speaker Series for Fall 2022 features Susan J. Bandes, professor of Museum Studies, Art History & Visual Culture at Michigan State University, and author of Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie. She will discuss Considering Mid-Michigan’s Modern Architecture, on Wednesday, October 5. Join us at 7:00 p.m. in the Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium located in Charles V. Park Library.

Modern architecture in Mid-Michigan ranges from the sleek International style to Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian designs, from government and ecclesiastical structures to many residences. This talk will consider nationally known and rediscovered local architects whose work is represented in the state capital and surrounding areas.

A reception and book signing will take place in the follow Clarke Historical Library after the presentation.

Learn more about all the Clarke’s Fall 2022 speakers and their presentations at

This event is free and open to the public. Individuals in need of accommodations should contact the Clarke at or by phone 989-774-3864.

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