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Events November 2017

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New Canaan Modern Architects: 50 Years of Achievement 1947-1997

November 3, 2017
through November 26, 2017

The New Canaan Historical Society has been at the forefront of preserving and promoting the town’s rich Modern architecture legacy, leading efforts to survey its Modern homes, nominating them for the National Register of Historic Places, and offering educational programming. Continuing this work, the Carriage Barn Center for the Arts and the New Canaan Historical Society are co-presenting New Canaan Modern Architects: 50 Years of Achievement 1947–1997. The exhibition, curated by Alan Goldberg, FAIA, will feature furniture, drafting tools, house models, and original drawings. The centerpiece is a 40-foot long timeline containing 96 vintage photographs of 68 key projects. Featured architects include Richard Bergman, Marcel Breuer, Victor Christ-Janer, Alan Goldberg, Landis Gores, John Johansen, Philip Johnson, John Black Lee, Gary Lindstrom, Eliot Noyes, Laszlo Papp, and Hugh Smallen.

November 3–26
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT
Inquiries: or 203-966-1776

Exhibition-related programming:

November 3 - Opening reception at the Carriage Barn, tickets $75/person

November 11 - Modern house tour featuring homes designed by Alan Goldberg, Eliot Noyes, John Johansen, Matthew Bremer, and Marcel Breuer. Tour tickets are $30 and can be obtained from the Carriage Barn or the Historical Society.

November 11, 5:00 pm - Following the tour, Hilary Lewis, curator of the Philip Johnson Glass House, will moderate a roundtable discussion on designing, building, and living in Modern homes, with panelists DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State’s John Morris Dixon, William Earls, Fred Noyes, Dave Prutting, and Lyn Chivvis. The roundtable program is free.

November 19 - Lecture by Bob Gregson on "Being Modern beyond New Canaan." The event will take place at the Historical Society and is free.


Top image: Eliot Noyes at home in New Canaan in the early 1960s.


Week of October 29th