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Sarasota MOD Weekend 2023

November 2-5, 2023

Celebrating 10 Years of MOD

Thank you to those who participated in the tenth anniversary of Sarasota MOD Weekend. Hundreds of attendees joined us for seven tours, including kayak and trolley excursions, an exhibition and symposium focused on honoree Victor Lundy, and the Opening Party and White Sands Cabana Club Dinner. You can view our wrap-up video here:

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Thank you to this year’s MOD Weekend SPONSORS:

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Opening Party

the bay


Trolley Tour

MOD Weekend at a glance…

Thursday, November 2nd

VIP Vernissage Reception for Victor Lundy: Infinite Space, Architecture beyond Sarasota Exhibition
McCulloch Pavilion, 265 S. Orange Avenue
VIP and Ultimate Pass holders

Friday, November 3rd

North Siesta Key Kayak Tours
First Tour: 9:00am-11:00am
Second Tour: 11:30am-1:30pm

Siesta Key Beach Pavilions & Fire Station Tour
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Check-in at Siesta Key Beach Pavilion, 948 Beach Road

Opening Party: Celebrate 10 Years of MOD!
Sarasota Garden Club at The Bay
1131 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236

Saturday, November 4

Victor Lundy and Sculptural Modernism Symposium
8:30am Light Breakfast; 9:00am-12:00pm Symposium
Followed by a Tour of the Education Building Restoration
St. Paul Lutheran Church
2256 Bahia Vista Street

Lido Shores Self-Guided Walking Tour
1:00pm-4:00 pm
Check-in at 1300 Westway Drive

South Gate Self-Guided Driving Tour
12:00pm-4:00 pm
Check-in at South Gate Community Center, 3145 Southgate Circle

Cocktails and Dinner at White Sands Beach Cabanas
6250 Midnight Pass Road

Sunday, November 5

Yoga Under the Umbrella
8:30 am
Umbrella House, 1300 Westway Drive

Lido Shores Self-Guided Walking Tour
1:00pm-4:00 pm
Check-in at 1300 Westway Drive

Siesta Key Self-Guided Driving Tour
10:00am-2:00 pm
Check-in at Siesta Key Beach Pavilions, 948 Beach Road

Victor Lundy and Sculptural Modernism Symposium

Celebrate the life and legacy of Victor Lundy, both in the Sarasota area and beyond. Following a screening of the General Services Administration film Victor Lundy: Sculptor of Space, a panel of experts will discuss the particular form of Lundy’s architectural designs which have been called “Sculptural Modernism.” The three buildings on St. Paul’s Lutheran Church campus – all designed by Lundy – will be open for viewing. Light bites and coffee included.

Tour of St. Paul Lutheran Educational Building restoration follows.


  • Christopher Domin, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Arizona
  • Dr. Susanneh Bieber, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Professor of Architecture and Assistant Dean, Yale University


  • Dr. Christopher Wilson, Scholar in Residence, Architecture Sarasota

Victor Lundy: Infinite Span, Architecture beyond Sarasota exhibition

Curated by Christopher Domin

McCulloch Pavilion, 265 S. Orange Avenue (11:00 am to 4:00 pm daily)

This exhibition explores the architectural legacy of Victor Lundy, a central figure of the Sarasota School of Architecture. Positioning himself as an insider and outlier simultaneously, Lundy seemed to revel in the unconventional and developed a highly personal approach to space-making that would distinguish him from his Sarasota School counterparts. The exhibition examines the material, structural, and spatial typologies that came to define Lundy’s practice, with a focus on his work beyond Sarasota.

Net proceeds from Sarasota MOD Weekend directly support Architecture Sarasota’s mission and work.


Special rates for The Art Ovation

Our hotel sponsor, Art Ovation, is offering Sarasota MOD Weekend guests a special rate of $229/night (plus tax and destination fee) between November 1 through November 5. If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, please click the button below to book your stay or call 941-316-0808.