Windshield: A Vanished Vision – Film Screening

Windshield: A Vanished Vision 

Film Screening

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Starting Time: 6:00pm

Doors open at: 5:45pm

Location: Denver Art Museum, Frederic C. Hamilton Building, Sharp Auditorium


Design Council of the Denver Art Museum is pleased to host the Denver screening of Windshield: A Vanished Vision. In the 1930s, a scion of one of New England’s oldest and wealthiest families, John Nicholas Brown, and his wife Anne boldly embrace modernism and select the young and ambitious architect Richard Neutra to build them a summer home that they name ‘Windshield’. Through enormously detailed correspondence, patron and architect discuss every detail of the house’s design and together pursue cutting-edge technology, much of which had only previously been used in commercial architecture. Then, just weeks after the Browns move in, tragedy strikes. Directed by granddaughter, Elissa Brown, the film lovingly weaves fascinating home movies with son J. Carter Brown’s inspiring memories about the summer house of his youth and the voices of architectural historians Thomas S. Hines and Dietrich Neumann. USA | 2016 | 46 min


Ticketing option: Free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. Reserve tickets by emailing

Contact: Marjorie Garner, 720-913-0044

Sponsored by: Design Council of the Denver Art Museum with 5280 Home.

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Richard Neutra

Perspective View of the John Nicholas Brown “Windshield” House, 1936-38

Diazo print with colored pencil, graphite, and gouache on paper.

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