Glass House Presents

Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios

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Twenty years ago, the National Trust for Historic Preservation created the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS) network. Today, HAHS comprises 44 preserved artists’ homes and studios throughout the country — all of them open to the public. From the desert vistas of Georgia O’Keeffe’s New Mexico ranch to Donald Judd’s cast iron home and studio in New York City, the sites in the network are places of extraordinary creativity. Join HAHS program manager Valerie Balint for the launch of Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios, the first guidebook to the network, conveying each artist’s visual legacy and setting each site in the context of its architecture and landscape, which often were designed by the artists themselves.

Signed copies of the book are available from Chesterwood, a National Trust historic site.

Valerie Balint is the author of Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (Princeton Architectural Press). Prior to heading HAHS, Ms. Balint served for seventeen years on the curatorial staff at Frederic Church’s Olana (also a HAHS site), most recently as Interim Director of Collections and Research. She was co-organizer and co-curator of Olana’s annual exhibitions and accompanying publications. She is a frequent lecturer and writer on preserved artists’ spaces, Frederic Church, the Hudson River School, and American art and social history of the mid-19th and early 20th century.

Glass House Presents is an ongoing series of talks, performances, and other live events that extend the site’s historic role as a gathering place for artists, architects, and other creative minds. This event is co-hosted by New Canaan Library and supported in-part by the New Canaan Community Foundation.