Glass House Presents Hilary Lewis on the Art and Architecture of Philip Johnson

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February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Lamb Room

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 University 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 how the early history of Johnson informed his work not only at The Glass House but in his practice overall. This is the first of a series of talks by Lewis that will give much deeper background on one of New Canaan’s most well-known and beloved residents.

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Hilary Lewis is the 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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, where she also taught. Overall, her work addresses the public aspects of architecture, preservation and design.

This program is generously supported by a grant from the New Canaan Community Foundation.

Image Credit: Interior of The Glass HousePainting Gallery by Andy Romer

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Date:
February 22
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Adult Programs
Phone:
203-594-5003
Email:
newsletter@newcanaanlibrary.org

Venue

Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003

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