Every Line is a Decision: The Life and Legacies of Peter Palumbo 

March 16, 2022—December 17, 2023

Join us as we jump into the Palumbo years (1971-2003) with a new interpretive wall and introductory film in the Visitor Center. This also marks the return of Miesian furnishings to the House accompanied by some of Lord Palumbo’s art and accessories, as they appeared c.1999.

G.E. Kidder Smith Photographer:  At Home in America

May 22, 2022–July 31, 2022

After his far-flung travels over the decades in Europe, G. E. Kidder Smith (in the company of his wife and collaborator Dorothea) turned to his own country and produced a series of ambitious photographic surveys focused on the built environment of the United States. The exhibition at the Edith Farnsworth House will present 30 prints from the G.E. Kidder Smith archive at the IUAV Archivio Progetti in Venice (these will be donated to the Edith Farnsworth House after the exhibition closing) along with a sampling of his published books (to be presented in the famous/infamous armoire). Since the Edith Farnsworth House provocatively changed the way Americans understood residential architecture, the exhibition selection will include a series of pictures documenting the evolution of American house ranging from Oak Alley [Vacherie, Louisiana] and Stanley-Whitman House [Farmington, Connecticut, to twentieth century icons such as the Robie House in Chicago. Significantly many of the houses photographed by GEKS are now National Historic Landmarks. This exhibition is co-curated by Angelo Maggi (IUAV) and Michelangelo Sabatino (IIT).

Interested in the other two exhibits in conversation with this one?

Photo by Robin Hill

Farnsworth House is excited to announce DAVID WALLACE HASKINS: LANDSCAPE + LIGHT, an ongoing exhibition by our current artist-in-residence that begins in November as Haskins premieres, Image Continuous (from his Skycube series). This is the first of multiple new works which he will be installing over the next 12 months. The works will include a series of large-scale outdoor site-specific sculptures and an architectural intervention in the house. More details coming soon!