New Canaan Lifestyle: 10.13-10.31: Modern House Day Tour and October 4Design


TOWN PLAYERS' TURN OF THE SCREW
October 15th 8pm-10pm
Powerhouse Theater at Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT

The second show of the Town Players' 75th season is a psychological thriller based on Henry James' novella, long regarded as one of the greatest ghost stories ever told. For tickets and more information about the play based on the eerie Victorian masterpiece, click here

MODERN NEW CANAAN: EVOLUTION OF DESIGN + THREE ICONIC HOUSES
October 17th 4pm-6pm
New Canaan Museum and Historical Society
13 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan, CT

The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society will broadcast 2 programs: the first will be a brief presentation on how New Canaan became a destination for mid-century modern homes and what made the work of these architects distinctive. The second will be a film by Devon Chivvis exploring 3 New Canaan icons-  the Celanese House designed by Edward Durrell Stone, the Chivvis House designed by Eliot Noyes with an addition by Alan Goldberg, and the Boissonais House designed by Philip Johnson. A roundtable discussion with homeowners, the filmmaker and architects will end the night. For more information, click here

MODERN HOUSE DAY TOUR
October 22nd 11:30am-5pm
October 23rd 9am-7pm


Now taking place over 2 days, the Modern House Day Tour, the tradition first started by legendary architect Eliot Noyes himself in 1949takes visitors on a docent-led tour of New Canaan's architectural masterpieces. On October 23rd, there will be a morning symposium organized by Cole Akers, the Glass House's Curator and Special Projects Manager. After the symposium, enjoy a tour of New Canaan's modern houses where architect docents explain significant features and point out other New Canaan landmarks. The tour is followed by an evening cocktail reception where designers, architects and visitors will gather. Click here for tickets.

The October 22nd event, featuring a docent-led tour of Glass House by Philip Johnson, SANAA's Grace Farms, and Eliot Noyes' home, is currently sold out, but you can email Nancy Geary at ngeary@nchistory.org to be placed on the waitlist

BAUHAUS 1919-1933: ORIGINS AND EVOLUTION 
October 26th 7pm-8pm
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13 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan, CT

Mark Markiewicz, architect and former President of the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, will discuss the origins and evolution of the Bauhaus movement, the influence it had on architecture, art and design, and the personalities involved. For more information, click here. 

FALL CONCERT FROM NEW CANAAN CHAMBER MUSIC
October 29th 4pm-6pm
First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan
178 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan, CT


Pianist Andrew Armtrong and renowned violinist James Ehnes, once reviewed by the Times as a "violinist in a class of his own" will be performing.  To purchase tickets, click here

CLOSING RECEPTION FOR OCTOBER 4DESIGN
October 29th at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Museum and Historical Society

13 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan, CT

October 4design, New Canaan's month-long celebration of design, architecture, art and the New Canaan community, will end with a reception at the Town House at the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society.
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