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October4design is a month-long celebration of art, architecture, community and design in New Canaan.  Sponsored by the Town of New Canaan, Ring’s End and Marvin Windows, the 2020 has undergone some changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

For the full calendar, please visit 

The following programs run by the Museum will occur:

October 1: Luncheon with French Bull founder Jackie Shapiro. Click here for more info

October 4: Installation of Community Portrait and outdoor reception, NCM&HS

This Community Portrait, a compilation of hundreds of photographs of New Canaan’s residents young and old, will be installed on the Great Lawn.  The project was made possible through a grant from the New Canaan Community Foundation.  Come walk the lawn, find friends and familiar faces, and enjoy a socially distanced reception from 4-5:30 pm.  No registration is required.

October 15: The Blu House in New Canaan – Lecture by landscape architect Keith Simpson

Hear the fascinating story of the famous prefab home’s delivery and installation into the landscape.  Keith with delight with details of its siting and construction.  Click here to register.

October 29: Lecture on Eero Saarinen by architect Mark Markiewicz

Architect and former President of the Board of Governors Mark Markiewicz delivers a fascinating lecture on the architecture of Eero Saarinen.  The event is free.  Click here to register.

Children’s Builder’s Challenge

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of New Canaan, this event allows your child to explore the wonderful world of architecture and create his/her own masterpiece which will be displayed in New Canaan’s retail storefronts during the month of October.  Instructions and base plates will be available at the Museum beginning September 15 on a first come first serve basis. Limited to 54. Click here for more info

Publication of Landis Gores: Architecture of Konsequenz by NCM&HS – Copies will be available for sale at the New Canaan Museum on December 1, 2020.  The price is $55.