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“Edith Farnworth’s Reconsidered” presented via Webinar by Nora Wendl as part of Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library
July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The collaborative series Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library is pleased to present a live webinar by artist, writer and architect Nora Wendl, speaking on the Farnsworth House and its owner, Dr. Edith Farnsworth. The live webinar will be presented on Monday, June 22 at 7 p.m. EST. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign in information is provided upon registration. This webinar is co-presented with the Farnsworth House.
Marking the 70th anniversary of the groundbreaking for one of the world’s most recognized modern buildings, the Farnsworth House presents “Edith Farnsworth Reconsidered.” This new installation interprets for the first time the interior as Dr. Edith Farnsworth would have inhabited it in the early 1950s and explores the life and legacy of the fascinating client behind the iconic house designed by renowned architect Mies Van der Rohe.
In her talk, exhibition co-organizer Nora Wendl contextualizes the house within the life and ambitions of Dr. Farnsworth, furthering a more nuanced understanding of Farnsworth’s desire for the house, her choice to hire Mies, her relationship to modernism and design, and the role that gender has played in framing historical interpretations of this house.
Nora Wendl is an artist, writer, and educator who is trained as an architect. Her work encompasses visual art, creative writing, and performance as historiographical practices. She is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of New Mexico and is completing a book on Dr. Farnsworth and the Farnsworth House that is organized by and written through a set of interior perspectives.