Glass House Presents: Sacred Spaces in Modern New Harmony

Join authors Cammie McAteeBenjamin Nicholson, and Michelangelo Sabatino for a virtual talk examining architecture, landscape, and preservation in twentieth-century New Harmony, Indiana — a unique town in the American Midwest renowned as the site of two successive Utopian settlements during the nineteenth century: the Harmonists and the Owenites. During the Cold War years of the twentieth century, New Harmony became a spiritual “living community” thanks to the leadership and patronage of Jane Blaffer Owen and attracted a wide variety of outstanding artists, architects, and landscape architects including Philip Johnson, Frederick Kiesler, Richard Meier, Robert Zion, and several others. The focus of this talk’s presentation is the sacred spaces designed by Johnson and Kiesler.