Hilary Lewis on the Art and Architecture of Philip Johnson
February 22, 2018
Philip Johnson came to his life in architecture via early exposure to art and design during his childhood. This continued in his college years at Harvard and led to his early work with the Museum of Modern Art where he served as the inaugural curator of architecture in the 1930s. Hilary Lewis, Chief Curator and Creative Director at The Glass House, will present a free lecture on how these early influences informed Johnson’s later work. This is the first of a series of talks by Lewis that will give deeper background on one of New Canaan’s most known residents.
Hilary Lewis is co-author of Philip Johnson: The Architect in His Own Words and The Architecture of Philip Johnson. She worked directly with the architect during the last decade of his life. Lewis received her training in architectural history and urban planning at MIT and Harvard, where she also taught. Her work addresses the public aspects of architecture, preservation and design.
Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library is an occasional series of talks and events about architecture, design, and Modernism in New Canaan and beyond. The series is collaboratively organized by the Glass House and New Canaan Library.
This program is generously supported by the New Canaan Community Foundation.
Thursday February 22, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library
151 Main St, New Canaan
Week of February 18th
22Hilary Lewis on the Art and Architecture of Philip Johnson