The New Haven Area

Things to do in The New Haven Area

The campus boasts landmarks by Modernism’s leading lights.

Louis Kahn’s understated 1953 masterwork reopened several years ago following a meticulous restoration. The permanent collection houses more than 185,000 American, African, Asian, and European works.

In New Haven, the Yale University campus boasts landmarks by Modernism’s leading lights, including the 1978 Louis Kahn-designed center, which is largely made of concrete and white oak and has a dazzling matte-steel-and-glass façade.

This New Canaan landmark catalogues almost 50 years of experimentation by the elder statesman of American architecture; tours include the iconic glass house (built in 1949) and a Gehryesque visitors’ pavilion.

The 1919 hilltop mansion is open to the public.

For all things Swedish and German, this cheery boutique stocks wooden music boxes and flower-patterned linens.

The 25-year-old gallery shows works by regional artists such as printmaker Richard Ziemann.

Catch a musical at the 1876 Goodspeed Opera House, which gave the world such Broadway standards as Annie and Man of La Mancha.