The Glass House - Main Exhibition Gay Gatherings: Philip Johnson, David Whitney and the Modern Arts

07/24/2019 to 11/30/2019

199 Elm St., New Canaan, CT Phone: 866-811-4111.

Gay Gatherings: Philip Johnson, David Whitney and the Modern Arts explores interactions at the Glass House among eight gay men who profoundly shaped 20th-century artistic culture: architect Philip Johnson and his longtime partner, curator/collector David Whitney; composer John Cage; choreographer Merce Cunningham; ballet impresario Lincoln Kirstein; and artists Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol. Coincident with the 50th anniversary of New York's Stonewall Uprising in 1969, a watershed in the contemporary gay rights movement, and the 70th anniversary of the Philip Johnson's completion of the Glass House in 1949, Gay Gatherings underscores an essential element of the site 's history that has not been fully presented as part of its public interpretation. The exhibition highlights the Glass House as an intellectual and artistic gathering place.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Exhibit: The Trained Eye: The Art of Railways and Stations

10/17/2019 to 01/05/2020

295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.

In homage to LeGrand Lockwood, a railroad magnate and patron of the arts, and the artists who mastered the "Machine Age," such as Paul Cezanne, Edward Hopper and Camille Pissarro, to name a few, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will launch an exhibition of works by contemporary artists inspired by the railways and their impact on the environment and society. The exhibit will be held in the Billiards Room at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum.

Mansion Holiday Exhibit - Lockwood Mathews Mansion

11/20/2019 to 01/05/2020

295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum kicks off the Holiday Season with its traditional display of trees and decorations highlighting the development of the holiday traditions during the Victorian era in America. Visitors will see its evolution from the 1850s to the 1930s, as small tabletop trees with edibles and handmade ornaments, turned into lavishly embellished trees that stood on the floor and almost reached the ceiling. The Mansion will also feature 21st century holiday decorations with magnificent trees and seasonal displays.

Holiday Open House - Lockwood Mathews Mansion

12/08/2019

295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will feature a joyful family-friendly event and several hours of entertainment with dance and choral youth performances and a special appearance by Santa Claus and his elf.