Events October 2021

Philip Johnson’s Schlumberger Admin Building interior, now BassamFellows. Photo: Michael Biondo

New Canaan Modern House Day + Symposium

October 22, 2021

The Modern House Day Tour + Symposium will take place from Friday October 22 and Saturday October 23. Friday attendees at this New Caanan Museum & Historical Society event will visit both The Glass House and a second architectural gem in New Canaan. On Friday evening there will be a cocktail reception and presentation at the newly-renovated BassamFellows Headquarters and Showroom, originally designed by Philip Johnson. Built as an administration building for Schlumberger in Ridgefield, CT in 1952, its renovation received a Design Citation of Merit in the 2019 DOCOMOMO US Modernism in America awards.

On Saturday, the program includes a morning symposium organized by Cole Akers, Curator + Special Projects Manager, The Glass House. The symposium will be followed by lunch, an afternoon tour of a selection of New Canaan’s modern houses, and an evening cocktail reception where architects, designers, and others can gather at the end of the day’s activities.

Kick off to Modern House Day Tour and Cocktails at BassamFellows
Friday, October 22

11:30am – 8:00pm (Note: the Friday house tours are currently sold out)

Modern House Tour & Symposium
Saturday, October 23

9:00am – 7:00pm