The Glass House Blog

New Director + Glass House Conversations Film + Dine with Design Photos

New Director Welcome In late May, Glass House friends gathered at the Four Seasons Restaurant to welcome Director, Henry Urbach. The event was hosted by Frank Stella, Nadja Swarovski, John Bennett, Lisa Dennison/Sotheby’s and generously supported by Swarovski.View photos of the event and read Urbach’s vision for the Glass House to reemerge as a vibrant center for intellectual and cultural life.


Dine with Design – Thank You!Thank you to all who participated in Dine with Design at the Glass House. Special thanks to the featured chefs and artisans and to our generous sponsors and media partners for their support.Click here to view photos from the event.




New Film: Kenneth Frampton + Mark Wigley hosting Conversations in ContextThe Glass House Conversations in Context program offers visitors the opportunity to join a leader in architecture, art, landscape, history or design for an evening tour of the Glass House campus followed by an intimate conversation and reception on the historic property.




Upcoming Conversations in Context 
July 19: Robert A.M. Stern, Dean, Yale School of Architecture, Founder and Senior Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects + Henry Urbach, Director, The Glass House (Sold out)
August 16: Michael Graves (Sold Out)
September 20: Gary Hilderbrand + John Beardsley
October 4: Beatriz Colomina + Felicity Scott
October 11: Michael Maharam + Paul Makovsky
November 8: Murray Moss + Francois de Menil

The Glass House is pleased to present Metropolis Magazine as a Conversations in Context 2012 media partner.




Glass House Focus Tours
Select Mondays, 2:30pm
2-hour guided tour | $45 per person
Focus tours delve into specifics of the tour topic — Art, Architecture, or Landscape — including special access and alternate paths.
Art + Influence Focus Tours begin July 23
Architecture + History Focus Tours begin July 30
Landscape + Gardens Focus Tours begin October 1
Tickets
to visit the Glass House during the 2012 season are
available now
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Dine with Design: A culinary event to benefit the Glass House

Dine with Design

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Modern Picnic 12:00 – 3pm

Last chance for picnic tickets – reserve now!

“As we’ve mentioned before, the Philip Johnson Glass House, located in New Canaan, Connecticut, is one of those destinations just outside of New York that are truly worth the drive-and never more so than during Dine with Design, its annual epicurean festival.”

-Departures Magazine

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Why Do You Eat The Way You Do?

Tracie McMillan

Tracie McMillan

Join in our online Glass House Conversation on food inspired by the upcoming Glass House event Dine with Design! The Conversation is hosted by Tracie McMillan, author, journalist and Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. McMillan writes about food and class for publications including The New York Times; O, The Oprah Magazine; Harper’s Magazine; Saveur; and Slate.

 As America enters its second decade of the obesity epidemic, there’s little debate that we need to change the way we eat — and there are two schools of thought dominating our discussion of why we eat the way we do. One holds that our food problems are strictly cultural; Americans, goes the thinking, don’t properly value good and healthy food, instead preferring the salty, fatty, processed food we colloquially call “junk.” The competing hypothesis is that America’s food habits are primarily structural, with limited access to healthy foods driving our food choices.

This Conversation on food is inspired by the Glass House event Dine with Design, a benefit picnic featuring artisans and chefs from around the country drawing inspiration from the Glass House.

Why do you eat the way you do?

Share your thoughts, join McMillan, food writers and others as they discuss the question at glasshouseconversations.org!

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A Modern Picnic: Dine with Design at the Glass House, Saturday, June 9, 2012

Photo: Tom McWilliam

Dine with Design: A culinary event  to benefit the Glass House

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Modern Picnic 12:00 – 3:00pm
BUY MODERN PICNIC TICKETS
The Food Film Festival™ SOLD OUT

At the Dine with Design Modern Picnic, guests will sample savory
dishes prepared by six award-winning chefs and ten talented artisans
while exploring the buildings, grounds and art collections located on the 49-acre Glass House site.

Modern Picnic Menu Highlights include:

Ambrosia, poached, grilled and fresh fruit with coconut mascarpone
Chef Jeremy McMillan, The Farmhouse Restaurant at
The Bedford Post Inn

Quail shawarma with green garlic sauce and nasturtium
Chef Ana Sortun, Oleana

Smoked bluefish rillettes with
caviar and toast
Chef Tony Maws, Craigie on Main

Cress salad with guanciale and fresh polenta croutons
Chef Tim LaBant, The Schoolhouse at Cannondale

Beef Carpaccio, radish, egg, caviar
Chef Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon

Citrus cured sardines, calabrian chilies, fennel
Chef Missy Robbins, A Voce

BUY TICKETS: Modern Picnic $250

Take one architectural masterpiece, add classic American food, and serve on simple, design-friendly wares. Dining in nature needn’t turn you into an old-fashioned basket case.
Town & Country Magazine

To learn more about the Philip Johnson Glass House visit philipjohnsonglasshouse.org


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Glass House Events: Dine with Design, June 9 + Conversations in Context, May 17

Glass House News

Conversations in Context, May 17, 2012   

Kenneth Frampton and Mark Wigley

Kenneth Frampton + Mark Wigley

kick off Conversations in Context 2012 at the Glass House next Thursday evening May 17, leading a dialogue and reception on the property from 5:30-8:00pm. Join us for the first program of 2012 and return throughout the season for opportunities to engage with new ideas from leaders in architecture and design at the Glass House.


Dine with Design: A culinary event

to benefit the Glass House

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Modern Picnic 12:00 – 3:00pm
The Food Film Festival™ 6:30 – 9:30pm
BUY TICKETS

Dine with DesignAt the Dine with Design Modern Picnic, guests will sample savory dishes prepared by six award-winning chefs and ten talented artisans while exploring the buildings, grounds and art collections located on the 49-acre Glass House site.

Featured chefs of Dine with Design include: Chef Tim LaBant of The Schoolhouse at Cannondale, Chef Tony Maws of Craigie on Main + James Beard Foundation 2011 Best Chef: Northeast, Chef Jeremy McMillan of The Farmhouse Restaurant at The Bedford Post Inn, Chef Missy Robbins of A Voce Madison and Columbus + Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs 2010, Chef Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon + James Beard Foundation 2011 Rising Star Chef of the Year, and Chef Ana Sortun of Oleana + James Beard Foundation 2005 Best Chef: Northeast.

The Food Film Festival™ will make its first appearance outside of NYC and Chicago at the Glass House on the evening of June 9 at Dine with Design. The event features hors d’oeuvres provided by Artisan Executive Chef Frederic Kieffer followed by a multi-course sampling while viewing eight short films.

BUY TICKETS: Modern Picnic $250, The Food Film Festival™ $100, VIP full day pass $300

“The Philip Johnson Glass House has perfected the art of the modern picnic.”
Town & Country

“If you go to both [Dine with Design and The Food Film Festival]…you might follow the advice found on the Talking Heads album “‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’”: “‘Stay hungry, stay hungry, stay hungry.’”
T: New York Times Magazine

To learn more about the Philip Johnson Glass House visit philipjohnsonglasshouse.org

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The Glass House + Dine with Design on the New York Times T Magazine Blog

Dine with Design

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The upcoming Glass House event, Dine with Design, featuring A Modern Picnic and the Food Film FestivalTM  is featured on the New York Times T Magazine blog!

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Some films uncover longings you didn’t know were in you — to move to Paris, to drive stick, to forgive your parents. Other films are more direct: movies about food usually make you want to eat.

The Food Film Festival, which will next be held on June 9 at the Glass House, Philip Johnson’s midcentury masterpiece in New Canaan, Conn., makes it easy for you. . .

This installment of the Food Film Festival is part of the second annual Dine With Design, an event that benefits the Glass House. The day starts with the Modern Picnic, a three-hour lunch on the Glass House grounds with dishes prepared by six culinary stars, including the James Beard Award winners Gabriel Rucker (of Le Pigeon in Portland, Ore.) and Missy Robbins (of A Voce in New York City).

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Dine with Design
Saturday | June 9, 2012
A Modern Picnic | 12 – 3 pm
Food Film FestivalTM under the Stars | 6:30 pm
at the Glass House, New Canaan, CT
Tickets by phone, please call 866.811.4111
BUY TICKETS

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Save the Date! Dine with Design at the Glass House – June 9, 2012

Save the Date! Dine with Design at the Glass House - June 9, 2012
To learn more about the Philip Johnson Glass House visit philipjohnsonglasshouse.org

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Dine with Design: Saturday June 9, 2012

Dine with Design


Dine with Design

Saturday | June 9, 2012
A Modern Picnic | 12 – 3 pm
Food Film FestivalTM under the Stars | 6:30 pm
at the Glass House, New Canaan, CT

On Saturday, June 9, the Glass House will invite the public to the Dine with Design modern picnic, where they will enjoy a unique culinary experience, meet renowned chefs and artisans, and explore the buildings, grounds and art collections located on the 47-acre site.

This year, the Glass House builds upon the inaugural success of Dine with Design by adding a new component.  On the evening of Saturday, June 9, The Food Film FestivalTM comes to the Glass House.  Guests will enjoy the unique experience of sampling what is featured on the screen.

For more information, visit our website:
http://philipjohnsonglasshouse.org/support/DinewithDesign/
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Message From The Director

January 9, 2011

Happy New Year!

I write as air finally chills with winter, although the ground remains resolutely brown, denying the season its romance.  The Glass House site is closed to the public until May 2nd.  However, the staff is hard at work with many off-season projects.

Here is a look at how we spend the winter: Read the rest of this entry »

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Living in the Glass House

Support The Glass House

Dear Friends,

It has been an incredibly fast-paced year for the Philip Johnson Glass House. We celebrated our Fifth Season by developing new ways of welcoming the public to our site in person, online, through educational programs and events, and at art and design fairs around the world.

We’ve collaborated with significant architects (Charles Renfro, Tod Williams + Billie Tsien, Gregg Pasquarelli), artists (James Welling, Todd Eberle, David Salle) and writers (Paul Goldberger, Karen Stein, Philip Nobel), great chefs (Michele Richard, Brian Lewis, Bill Taibe, Lee Chizmar, Derek Wagner), as well as talented local high school students and their inspired teachers.

This year, more than ever, we need your support to help balance our budget. Our endowment covers only 40% of our operations, preservation and programs but we count on the generosity of our supporters to complete the picture.

Here’s why we hope you will  Donate Now!


New Tours

Focus: Concentrate on art, landscape and /or architecture -you decide!

Plein Air Afternoons: Unguided access for creative inspiration.
Pure Glass: Short, sweet and the lucid heart of the property

Cultural Experiences in Person
and Online

Private made Public: Salons hosted by cultural leaders are now available to all, either through an evening on site or connecting through an online film of each program.

Preservation and Conservation: The first site-specific work of Donald Judd, Untitled, 1971 was cleaned and conserved this season. Explore documentation of the it’s history, from archival images of the initial installation, to video of the conservation team at work and an online dialogue led by Flavin Judd.

Important Research: A seminal biography of David Whitney, Philip Johnson’s private but influential partner, is essential reading for understanding of the legacy of Johnson, Whitney and the Glass House.

Community

Generations Together: This fall marks our fourth year working with the New Canaan High School students and their teachers. This year’s projects included landscape photography and oral history films featuring local notable architects John Black Lee, John Johansen, and Fred Noyes speaking about his father, Eliot Noyes. These projects bring generations together to explore the essential history of New Canaan and Modernism. All of the student-produced oral histories and many of their photographs 
can now be enjoyed on our website.

47 Acres and 14 Structures

Storms: Besides the investments we choose to make, because we believe in them and their importance, there are the investments we need to make. Hurricane Irene, seasonal flooding and heavy unexpected snowstorms hammered the Glass House just as it did our neighbors. Repairs and canceled tours due to power outages and clean-ups resulted in significant lost revenues that severely affected our bottom line.

To maintain our role as an important community asset and site of international significance, we need your support. Please help us balance the Glass House budget with a generous year-end donation.

We welcome your support at every level.  Donate Now!

We hope to see you at the Glass House soon and often, on a tour through November, or early next season.

Sincerely,

Rena Zurofsky
Interim Executive Director
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The Library of Philip JohnsonAs an additional thank you for your donation of $1,000 or more, we will send you a copy of the just published, limited edition Library of Philip Johnson. Written by Birch Cooper and Jordan Hruska, this beautifully illustrated book examines 100 titles from the architect’s Library/Study located at the Glass House site and features an introduction by Architect Robert A. M. Stern, textual analyses and 350 photographs.

Donors of $5,000 or more will also receive invitations to an exclusive event at The Glass House during the 2012 season.

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