Glass House Presents

Hilary Lewis on the art and architecture of Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson came to his life in architecture via early exposure to art and design during his childhood. This continued in his college years at Harvard and led to his early work with The Museum of Modern Art where he served as the inaugural curator of architecture in the 1930s. Hilary Lewis, Chief Curator and Creative Director at The Glass House, will present a free lecture on how the early history of Johnson informed his work not only at the Glass House but also in his practice overall. This is the first of a series of talks by Lewis that will give much deeper background on one of New Canaan’s most known residents.

Please note: this event takes place at New Canaan Library. Please register here. The lecture will begin at 6:30pm, preceded by a reception beginning at 6:00pm.

Hilary Lewis is co-author of Philip Johnson: The Architect in His Own Words and The Architecture of Philip Johnson. She worked directly with the architect during the last decade of his life. Lewis received her training in architectural history and urban planning at MIT and Harvard, where she also taught.  Overall, her work addresses the public aspects of architecture, preservation and design.

Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library is an occasional series of talks and events about architecture, design, and Modernism in New Canaan and beyond. The series is collaboratively organized by the Glass House and New Canaan Library.

This program is generously supported by the New Canaan Community Foundation.