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    A Winter’s Tale

    Open December 5, 2015 – March 2016 The Costume Museum On Saturday, December 5th, the Society is opening its latest costume exhibit, A Winter’s Tale, featuring winter fashions of 1890 to 1910. By the 1880s, Christmas was a big event.  Victorians sent lavish Christmas cards similar to Valentines or painted their own scenes.  Christmas trees […]

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    From the Archives: D. Putnam Brinley

    Open November 13th – March 2016 This exhibit celebrates recent gifts to the Society of four works by D. Putnam Brinley. Three are drawings gifted by Robert Faesy, which were given originally by the artist to Bob’s parents. The fourth is a study for the painting “Emerald Pool” (pictured above), gifted by Robert and Susan Bishop. […]

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    Historic Barns Exhibit

    Historic Barns: Yesterday & Today Photographs by Kip Farrell Town House, Parlor Room Tuesday-Saturday, Walk-in May 21 – September Featuring photographs of New Canaan barns by author, photographer, and historic barn expert, Kip Farrell, as well as background on the local barn preservation ordinance. $5 Suggested Donation, Exhibit Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:30-4:00, Saturday 9:30-12:00.

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    Photographs from the book Midcentury Houses Today – At the Gores Pavilion

    New Exhibit at the Gores Pavilion May 1 – October 30 Photographs from the book MIDCENTURY HOUSES TODAY Depicting the evolution of sixteen New Canaan Midcentury Moderns Photography by Michael Biondo MIDCENTURY HOUSES TODAY By Jeffrey Matz, Lorenzo Ottaviani, Cristina A. Ross Photography by Michael Biondo Introduction by John M. Dixon Published by The Monacelli […]

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    The Augusta Simon Room

    Having lived in New Canaan for almost 90 years, the late Augusta Simon is an artistic icon of New Canaan. Relying on memory and photographs, as well as personal observation, she crafted a detailed portrait of New Canaan. The paintings recall some of her fondest memories of growing up and living in New Canaan: Monroe’s […]