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“Modern House Day Tour + Symposium, Modern: A Way of Thinking”--Saturday May 14, 2016 from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. The New Canaan Historical Society’s biennial Modern House Day Tour + Symposium continues this year with “Modern: A Way of Thinking.” Check-in begins at Grace Farms at 8:30 am with a continental breakfast, followed by the symposium beginning at 9:45 am. Speakers include Hicks Stone, architect, author, and son of Edward Durell Stone; Bill Ryall, FAIA, LEED, PHIUS, and partner at Ryall, Porter, Sheridan; and Sharon Prince, President of Grace Farms. The symposium will be moderated by Bob Gregson, artist, photographer, and former Creative Director of the State of Connecticut Office of Culture & Tourism. After the symposium has ended, box lunches will be served. The Modern House Tour will then commence via private vans. The homes included on the tour were designed by Eliot Noyes, Alan Goldberg, John Black Lee, and Philip Johnson. The homes have been updated by Toshiko Mori, Joeb Moore, Amanda Martocchio, and Kengo Kuma. There will also be a guided tour of Grace Farms designed by SANAA architects. The day will conclude with a cocktail party back at Grace Farms.There are two levels of admission: The $275 level includes breakfast and the symposium. The $500 level includes breakfast, symposium, box lunch, house tour, and cocktail party.
Tickets are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Tickets will not be distributed. With purchase a reservation is made in your name. Check in begins at 8:30 am at Grace Farms.