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1967 Glass House Country Happening with Merce Cunningham, John Cage & the Velvet Underground


In honor of John Cage and the John Cage Centennial, which serve as the inspiration for our current Glass House Conversation, we’re sharing one of the many films from the Glass House Visitor Center Media Wall, now available online for the first time.

The film is archival footage of an event held at the Glass House in 1967 to benefit the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Described as a “Country Happening” in Vogue Magazine, August 1967, Merce Cunningham dancers performed to music by John Cage, and later the Velvet Underground took the stage. The original soundtrack to the footage included guests clinking glasses, neighbors complaining, and police arriving to break up the party!

Join the Glass House Conversation; discuss John Cage, the Glass House, Design, Ego and Humility with host Paul Soulellis at glasshouseconversations.org!

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