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In June news arrived that Picasso’s 1919 Le Tricorne tapestry, which has hung in the passage way connecting the Pool and Grill Rooms within the landmark-designated Four Seasons restaurant (Philip Johnson, 1959) will be moving to the New-York Historical Society. The relocation comes after a protracted dispute between Aby Rosen... MORE

Photo by Annie Fitzsimmons

Litchfield’s enthusiasm for Modern architecture began in 1949 when Rufus and Leslie Stillman visted Marcel Breuer’s “House in the Museum Garden” at MOMA. It continues today with the restoration and renovation of adjacent houses designed by Marcel Breuer and John Johansen.... MORE

(L) Heuvelle House, John Johansen, 1953 and (R) Stillman House I, Marcel Breuer, 1951, in Litchfield, CT. Photo: Brad Stein and Joseph Mazzaferro.

Named not for its owners, but because it is a prefabricated house made of steel, the 800-square-foot Steel House was manufactured by Chicago-based General Houses Inc. and erected in 1933 for use as a private home. After a long restoration project the house is now Connecticut College's Office of Sustainability.... MORE

The Steel House, 1933, Connecticut College, New London, CT. Shown before and after restoration. Photo: Josh Stoffel, Connecticut College