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Modern New Canaan - Evolution of Design: Bauhaus | Harvard GSD | New Canaan

Discover how the town of New Canaan become a center of midcentury modern architecture, including a visit to three of New Canaan's most iconic houses and the homeowners who cherish them. $15 (45 min)
Streaming until March 31, 2021.
Category: AIA Continuing Education, Film, Presentation, Talk, Tour (Exterior), Tour (Interior)


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In the small New England town of New Canaan, CT, with its unique history of over 100 midcentury modern houses, this architecture defines the landscape.   Why New Canaan? What brought the architects here? What made these houses so distinctive?

This program will explore the architects, their designs, and how this town’s modern architecture was transformed from its Bauhaus roots to an American movement with a distinct North Eastern influence.   

The program ends with a short documentary featuring three of New Canaan’s most iconic houses – designed by Philip Johnson, Edward Durrell Stone and Eliot Noyes – and the homeowners who cherish them.   

Produced by the New Canaan Museum and Historical Society


This program qualifies for
 .5 AIA/CES Learning Units (LU).

The organizer of this program is New Canaan Museum and Historical Society & Modernism Week. This program is streaming through March 31, 2021.




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