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For the first time, the Modern House Day Tour + Symposium will take place over 2 days

On Friday, October 22, 2021 attendees will visit both The Glass House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, 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.

On Saturday, October 23, 2021the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society will offer 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 visitors can gather at the end of the day’s activities.

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Friday, October 22, 2021

11:30am – 5:00pm

An afternoon of architecture, box lunch included.


Cocktail reception + presentation in Ridgefield.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

9:00am – 7:00pm

Patron Level: $500
Friend Level: $275
Modern House Day Tour + Symposium
Light breakfast followed by symposium, box lunch, house tours and cocktail reception at the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society.

*A limited number of Student Tickets are available for $75. For further information, please contact Nancy Geary at


If you are interested in being on a waitlist for the Friday afternoon event, please contact Nancy Geary at

Modern House Day Tour: Friday, 10/22

Modern House Day Tour: Saturday, 10/23

Grace Farms
Modern building interior
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Modern House Day 2021 will be the culmination of October4design

October4design is a month-long celebration of art, architecture, community, and design in New Canaan offering lectures, programs, and educational experiences for all ages throughout the month at locations in New Canaan.

Glass House and BassamFellows Headquarters and Showroom photos by Michael Biondo @mikebiondophoto. Grace Farms photo copyright Iwan Baan.