Connections: Alden and Vada Dow and Peters “Pat” Oppermann

Alden B. Dow and his friend Peters “Pat” Oppermann possessed many of the same personal qualities: an inquisitive mind, a love of travel, an appreciation of music, an innate creativity, and a joyful, playful sense of humor. Oppermann was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan, the youngest of six boys and a girl. He displayed […]

Alden B. Dow Home & Studio Holiday Tours

December 1st-31st Alden and Vada Dow made Christmas a joyous and playful, family celebration. This December experience the beauty and fun of their zooming scale trains, playful mechanical toys, shimmering Christmas tree decorations, joyous holiday music and the warm and inviting atmosphere they created for family, friends and holiday guests. Begin your fun by reserving a tour […]

Connections: Alden and Vada Dow and Hans and Florence Knoll Bassett

Hans and Florence Knoll Bassett

Born to a baker and orphaned at age 12, Florence Schust grew up in Saginaw, Michigan. She demonstrated an early interest in architecture and was enrolled at the Kingswood School for Girls, adjacent to the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. While at Kingswood, she befriended Eliel Saarinen, whom she would later study […]

Connections Exhibit

It has always been inspiring to learn about the passions and interests Alden B. Dow and Vada B. Dow explored throughout their lives. As inquisitive humans, their passion to learn, grow and understand the world around them only increased with time. This need to expand their thinking included interaction and connections with a wide range […]

Live Facebook Event Celebrates Alden B. Dow

Alden B. Dow

Midland Center For the Arts Facebook LIVE Friday April 10, 2020 2pm Happy Birthday Alden B. Dow: Philosopher and Innovator Alden B. Dow sought to create quality in all that he did. To obtain quality, he questioned, challenged and tested the world in a positive and constructive manner with Honesty, Humility and Enthusiasm. These three […]

The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio presents the Summer Writing Studio 2020

The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio will be hosting a Summer Writing Studio for students in grades 6–12. The program runs from 10 am to 12 pm, on the following dates: Thursday, June 25th Thursday, July 16th Thursday, July 30th Thursday, August 13th Sessions include a snack, and writing time in this inspiring National […]

Alden B. Dow Home and Studio cancelling tours March 18-April 30.

The health and safety of our Alden B. Dow Home and Studio patrons, volunteers and staff is our priority. With the increasing risk posed by COVID-19, we are cancelling all tours and events at the Home and Studio beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18th thru April 30th.  We will refund all those who have reservations through April […]

Tunnel Tours at the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio

Have you ever wanted to explore and discover a hidden underground passageway? “The Tunnel” is just one of the many captivating and enchanting surprises of the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio. This private area is rarely opened for viewing, but for the months of February, March, and April; Saturday tours will include a trip […]

2020 Movie Sundays at The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio Theater

February 16, 2020 — Early Alden B. Dow Architecture Over 80 years ago while at Taliesin, Alden B. Dow completed his design for the Earl Stein Residence and began the footprint of his own Home and Studio. In this film series view black and white construction footage of the Stein Residence, color film of the […]

After Alden: An Architectural History of Lake Jackson

“After Alden: An Architectural History of Lake Jackson” by Marty Merritt Lecture and Book Signing Sunday, October 27, 2019 1-3 pm United Church of Christ 4100 Chestnut Hill Dr, Midland, MI 48642 Mid-Century Modern Midland (MCMM) is excited to present a lecture and book signing: “After Alden: An Architectural History of Lake Jackson”. Marty Merritt, author of […]

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