An architecture mail art exhibition, featuring art sent through the mail, will be on display Monday through March 28 at Picasso's Deli & Art in downtown Modesto.
The show is part of series of architecture-related events sponsored this month by the nonprofit Modesto Art Museum, a museum without walls. The exhibition will feature more than 200 pieces of mail art from around the world, including Guatemala, Belgium, Uruguay, Japan, Canada and Italy.
Visitors are encouraged to make their own piece of mail art and send it to participating artists.
A reception is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and will feature Celtic harp music by June Barzan. Picasso's is at 963 10th St.; 491-4840 or www.modestoartmuseum.org.
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In conjunction with the exhibit, the Modesto Art Museum is featuring its "Modernism in Modesto" retrospective honoring the city's architecture.
A walking-tour guide of the 10 highlighted buildings built between 1937 and 1972 -- including the Wachovia Bank (1965) on 10th Street, the Stanislaus County Library (1971) on I Street and a drive-in (1953) on Needham -- is available for $3 through the museum, www.modestoartmuseum.org.
Also, a photo gallery of the buildings is posted on Flickr, flickr.com/groups/458680@N24.
An ongoing architecture film festival with screenings of yet-to-be decided upon films is planned for June 12, Sept. 11, Nov. 13 at the State Theatre.