Toward a Third Utopia: 20th-Century Architecture and Gardens in New Harmony, Indiana | Newberry

Toward a Third Utopia: 20th-Century Architecture and Gardens in New Harmony, Indiana

Michelangelo Sabatino

Michelangelo Sabatino

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

4pm

Towner Fellows’ Lounge

Michelangelo Sabatino, Professor of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology
Open to the Public
Newberry Colloquium

Over the past two centuries, the Midwestern town of New Harmony, Indiana, has functioned as an epicenter for the experiments in the arts and sciences. Building upon New Harmony’s nineteenth-century communal utopias, a third transformation initiated by the State of Indiana, Lilly Endowment, and Houston (Texas) native Jane Blaffer Owen led to a cultural re-awakening. This lecture discusses the role that architecture and gardens played in transforming New Harmony into a modern-day pilgrimage site.