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Glass House Presents: Edith Farnsworth Reconsidered

July 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Join us for this live webinar on Wednesday, July 1st at 7:00pm EST.

Co-presented with the Farnsworth House. Marking the 70th anniversary of one of the world’s most recognized modern buildings, the Farnsworth House presents “Edith Farnsworth Reconsidered.” This new installation interprets for the first time the interior as Dr. Edith Farnsworth would have inhabited it in the early 1950s and explores the life and legacy of the fascinating client behind the iconic house designed by renowned architect Mies Van der Rohe.

Join exhibition co-organizer Nora Wendl for a Zoom talk in which she contextualizes the house within the life and ambitions of Dr. Farnsworth, furthering a more nuanced understanding of Farnsworth’s desire for the house, her choice to hire Mies, her relationship to modernism and design, and the role that gender has played in framing historical interpretations of this house.


Nora Wendl is an artist, writer, and educator who is trained as an architect. Her work encompasses visual art, creative writing, and performance as historiographical practices. She is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of New Mexico and is completing a book on Dr. Farnsworth and the Farnsworth House that is organized by and written through a set of interior perspectives.

Studio Visit: Nora Wendl | Southwest Contemporary

Glass House Presents is an ongoing series of talks, performances, and other live events that extend the site’s historic role as a gathering place for artists, architects, and other creative minds. This event is co-hosted by New Canaan Library.


July 1, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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