Docomomo US is pleased to be able to offer Symposium attendees special discounts to some of our favorite Connecticut places during the week of the National Symposium. 

Philip Johnson Glass House


The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, is a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, Connecticut. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises fourteen structures, including the Glass House (1949), and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture, along with temporary exhibitions. Tours of the site are available in April through November and advance reservations are recommended.


As a historic site owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Glass House serves as a catalyst for the preservation and interpretation of modern architecture, landscape, and art, and as a canvas for inspiration and experimentation. Consistent with earlier statements by the National Trust and the Glass House, and as an acknowledgement of the Johnson Study Group concerns, we assert without equivocation that racism and fascism do not reflect the values of our organization. With equal conviction, we believe that historic sites must serve as powerful spaces for learning, reflection, and truth-telling. The Glass House has and will continue to engage in frank dialogue and open exchange about all aspects of its history, including Philip Johnson’s own history, and to work diligently to expand inclusivity in all aspects of our programming and operations. There is much to be done in all of these areas at the Glass House, and the National Trust and the Glass House are committed to honestly exploring and discussing the multifaceted and sometimes difficult histories of places where art, architecture, and racial justice intersect—as part of our dedicated effort to tell the full American story.



National Symposium guests can enjoy 20% off all tours between June 19 – 26.

Use code: DOCOMOMO2023



199 Elm Street

New Canaan, CT 06840



The International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Docomomo US is pleased to partner with our colleagues at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, which runs concurrent with the National Symposium. The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a 15-day festival that takes place in New Haven, Connecticut. The festival presents performing arts, lectures, and conversations that celebrate influential artists and thinkers from around the world.


There are several great tours and events during this period and we are pleased Arts & Ideas is extending a 15% discount to Symposium guests through May 15th. Discount code is DOCOMOMO.



Wed, June 21, 2023 - 5:30pm

What are local historic districts? How do they help preserve New Haven's unique character? Discover the rich history and architecture of Wooster Square, City Point, and the Quinnipiac River section of Fair Haven.


Sat, June 24, 2023 - 2:00pm

Yale School of Architecture, Neighborhood Housing Services, and Columbus House joined forces to match New Haven residents with affordable housing. Learn about the program and visit some of the exciting building projects.


Thu, June 22, 2023 - 7:00pm

Zainab Johnson, a stand-up comedian, actress, and writer is quickly being propelled as one of the most unique and engaging performers on stage and screen. She has appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, HBO’s All Def Comedy, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and many more! Zainab’s comedy is based on her unique point-of-view, which was shaped growing up in Harlem as one of thirteen siblings in a black Muslim family. Join us for a night of laughs featuring Zainab Johnson, with opener Kareem Green and hosted by WYBC’s Jose Candelario.


Sat, June 24, 2023 - 10:00am
How we tell the stories about ourselves, traumatic or otherwise, can be used to categorize us in ways that are not always equitable. Are marginalized groups expected to share traumatic experiences when dealing with institutions of power? Join sociologist, Aya Waller-Bey, community engagement storyteller Mike Keo, and Andrus Awardee Betty Bajek to explore what’s contributing to this issue, why it hurts us all, and how we can best address it.


Sat, June 24, 2023 - 1:00pm
A world without housing insecurity. A realistic goal? Only if we better understand the inter-related array of steps that can lead to its elimination. Deepen your understanding and broaden your perspectives of this critical issue with the help of panelists Kellyann Day, CEO of New Reach, social worker Antwan Nedd, New Haven Housing Authority Director Karen DuBois-Walton, and community organizer Billy Bromage.


Sat, June 24, 2023 - 2:00pm
Sat, June 24, 2023 - 8:00pm
Sun, June 25, 2023 - 2:00pm
Sun, June 25, 2023 - 8:00pm
In her celebrated theatrical work, Kristina Wong crosses the aesthetics of campaign rallies and church revivals to tell her unique journey from performance artist to public official. She used to have a bright future in reality television, now she’s become part of the system that she used to ridicule! Don’t miss this unforgettable night of theater, politics, and comedy. Stay for a Talk Back following each performance.


Thu, June 22, 2023 - 2:00pm
Thu, June 22, 2023 - 7:00pm

You are invited to a deeply moving, genre-defying exhibition and performance. New York-based and award-winning Heidi Latsky Dance disrupts space, dismantles norms and redefines beauty through innovative performance. The work, aptly titled D.I.S.P.L.A.Y.E.D, is an art exhibition and performance in which still bodies come to life. First, you are invited to move through the living sculpture gallery. Then, guests will take their seats and experience dynamic dancing, as the performers break out of their stillness to a soundscape of their voices, guiding you through their lived experiences. Guests are invited to arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain for the on-stage sculpture gallery experience.


Thu, June 22, 2023 - 7:00pm
With a career spanning over three decades, three Grammy Awards, 20 million albums sold and starring roles on Broadway, the acclaimed, romantic sounds of Jon Secada have resulted in numerous hits in English and Spanish. The Cuban-born singer-songwriter will grace the New Haven Green with his band to share music from his pop catalogue, including megahits “Angel,” “Just Another Day” and “Do You Believe in Us,” interlaced with Spanish-language melodies.


Sat, June 24, 2023 - 8:00pm

A not-to-be missed musical experience! Brooklyn Rider is an adventurous string quartet that performs contemporary music with the energy of four young rock stars. Let the music move you as they bring to life the four elements of earth, air, water and fire as a musical metaphor for both the inner workings of a quartet — and the inter-related effects of climate change on our planet. Performing pieces commissioned by the Quartet as well as by other contemporary composers, they’ll deliver an inspiring musical call to action. Will you heed the call?

Grace Farms

Comprising nearly 80 acres of natural landscapes in New Canaan, CT, Grace Farms is free and open to the public six days a week for indoor and outdoor activities for intergenerational audiences. Opened in 2015, Grace Farms is home to nature trails, restored meadows, and a diverse natural habitat that invites exploration and reflection. Additionally, it is the site of the internationally recognized, architecturally significant River building, designed by the Pritzker-prize winning firm SANAA. The River building, which is nestled into the landscape, features five separate glass-encased volumes that create stunning 360-degree views as well as diverse opportunities for visitors to experience the spaces. The volumes are the venue for public programs all year long that highlight and deepen connections to the work we do here. At Grace Farms, visitors can explore nature trails, come together for a meal, enjoy a moment of peace, and appreciate the architecture of the River building, all in a single day.


Grace Farms Foundation’s interdiscip linary humanitarian mission is to pursue peace through nature, arts, justice, community, faith, and Design for Freedom, a new movement to remove forced labor from the built environment. The Foundation carries out its work through Grace Farms, a SANAA-designed site for convening people across sectors. Our stake in the ground is to end modern slavery and gender-based violence, and create more grace and peace in our local and global communities.


Pricing: Grace Farms is free and open to the public six days per week. Advance registration is strongly encouraged. Visit to schedule a visit.


365 Lukes Wood Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 


Tuesday - Saturday | 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday | 12 - 5 pm
Monday | Closed