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Events February 2021

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Modern New Canaan

February 12, 2021

Midcentury modern architecture defines the landscape of New Canaan, CT. Architects and their ethos shaped the town’s history. Why New Canaan? What brought the architects here? What made these houses distinctive and emblematic of the northeast? This New Canaan Museum & Historical Society event explores these issues through historical commentary, more than 150 images, and a documentary celebrating three houses and the owners who love them.

The program begins with a presentation “Evolution of Design,” followed by a screening of “Three Iconic Houses,” a film produced by World Life Productions focusing on the Boissonnas (Philip Johnson, 1956), Celanese (E.D. Stone, 1959) and Chivvis (Eliot Noyes, 1978) houses. And if you’re in the New Canaan vicinity get a special package ticket that includes signature cocktails and boxed appetizers for two, ready for pick up the evening of the event. Proceeds from “Modern New Canaan” benefit the New Canaan Museum and Historical Society, including its valuable work to recognize and protect the town’s Modern architecture heritage.


Friday February 12, 6:30pm
Details and registration

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Tatum House, Hugh Smallen, 1962, New Canaan, CT. Courtesy: NCHS

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