Events October 2021

The Gores House. Photo: Courtesy Robert Gregson
LocalPanel Discussion

Landis Gores, Growing Up Modern

October 1, 2021

Join family members Ainslie Gores Gilligan and Gabe Gilligan, architect Mark Markiewicz and moderator Gwen North Reiss, for a panel discussion and Q&A on the legacy of Landis Gores (1919–1991), his family life, accomplishments, and architectural feats. Gores attended the Harvard Graduate School of Design before settling in New Canaan. One of the “Harvard Five,” he was Philip Johnson’s associate on the Glass House design. Gores’ notable projects include the Gores House (1948), the Irwin Pool House (1960), the House for All Seasons (1978), and Strathmoor Village (1967). Architect Mark Markiewicz recently published the book, Landis Gores: Architecture of Konsequenz, which will be available for purchase. Light refreshments offered. Admission is free, with limited space.

This event is part of October4design, New Canaan, Connecticut’s, month-long celebration of architecture, art, design and the community where it happens. Organized by the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, New Canaan’s diverse creative community will open its doors to offer a peek into what gives this town its distinct character through panel discussions, Q&As, tours and lectures.

Friday October 1, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
New Canaan Museum & Historical Society
New Canaan, CT