The Fourth Corner Foundation in Windham.
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The Fourth Corner Foundation in Windham.

Fourth Corner Foundation in Windham offers tour

WINDHAM-Nestled in the hills of Windham is the Fourth Corner Foundation, the brainchild of the late architect and artist Robert Foote Shannon.

Shannon's work focused on balancing human-made designs with the natural environment. His former home, which includes striking buildings and structures as well as several acres of gardens, is open to the public.

One of the first tours of the campus with the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Shannon was also an inventor and writer. He was dedicated to sustainable living and innovative, unconventional design. He established the Fourth Corner Foundation in Windham in 1995 with the goal of exploring ideas, creating design projects, and building objects that considered the relationship between nature and human needs and desires. Shannon later developed a second campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

During the tour, the executive director of the Fourth Corner Foundation, Matthew Brader, will guide visitors through the three sustainably-designed buildings and interconnecting gardens as well as an exhibition of Shannon's artwork. Visitors will also have an opportunity to explore the campus on their own. Refreshments will be provided.

Admission to the in-person tour is $10 and free for BMAC members. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. Visit or call 802-257-0124 x101. Directions to the Fourth Corner Foundation campus will be provided after registration. For accessibility questions and requests, email [email protected] or call 802-257-0124, ext. 101. For more information, visit

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