There’s still time to register for this four-day event, packed with exclusive house tours and engaging lectures. There’s also a post-conference trip to Massachusetts for house tours in Cambridge, Lincoln and Wellfleet.
The theme of the fifth annual Iconic Houses’ conference is “Modernism on the East Coast – Philip Johnson and the Harvard Five.” The keynote speakers include architect, museum professional, teacher and critic Terence Riley, as well as architectural historian Jorge Francisco Liernur. Mr. Riley will be discussing Philip Johnson’s role in popularizing modernism in the U.S., while Mr. Liernur will share his insights on the origin of the modern house in Latin America.
Highlights of the 16 houses that will be toured:
The Goodyear House (1955) designed by John Johansen, Darien, CT. Photo courtesy Iconic Houses Foundation.
The Marcel Breuer House at Pocantico (1949) designed by Marcel Breuer, Tarrytown, NY. Photo by Ben Asen.
The Hatch House (1960) designed by Jack Hall, Wellfleet, MA. Photo by Antoine Lorgnier.
The Glass House (1949) designed by Philip Johnson, New Canaan, CT. Photo by Eirik Johnson, courtesy of the Glass House.
The Gropius House (1937) designed by Walter Gropius, Lincoln, MA. Photo courtesy Historic New England.
15 May: Expert Meetings for house museum professionals and owners of iconic homes
16 May: Pre-conference tours to three iconic houses upstate New York
17 May: Lectures followed by tours of iconic private homes in New Canaan
18 May: Lectures followed by tours of iconic private homes in and around New Canaan
19-21 May: Post-conference house tours in Cape Cod, Cambridge and Lincoln, MA
Full program and booking details can be found here.