The Glass House Now Open
for Seventh Tour Season
The 2013 tour season launched last week with a new exhibition by artist E.V. Day at Da Monsta. The second iteration of the Night (1947-2015) sculpture-in-residence series is also on view in the Glass House featuring new work by artist Tauba Auerbach.
A wide variety of tours are available featuring all aspects of this historic modernist icon, set in a 49- acre curated country landscape; from one hour guided tours to two hour specialized tours focusing on art, architecture and landscape. Buy your tickets now! Tours run May 2 through November 30, 2013 (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays).
Night Sounds #2
Featuring ARP: A Musical Performance
and Reception at the Glass House
May 10, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Night Sounds #2 will feature the performance, Still Life (Glass, Grass, Sky, Sand) by ARP alongside the debut of Gnomon/Wave Fulgurite 1.1 (2013), a new sculpture by Tauba Auerbach. Still Life (Glass, Grass, Sky, Sand) consists of a suite of compositions written for cello and French horn by Alexis Georgopoulos, the composer and artist who performs as ARP. Space is limited, advance reservations are required.
Night Sounds #2 was generously funded in part by the Historic Sites Interpretation and Education Fund, administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
New Program – Glass House Readings
The new Glass House Readings program will bring notable authors and intellectuals to the Glass House to read from a new work with a small group of visitors. The guest author and audience will also walk the site and enjoy a light reception. This program is presented in partnership with the New Canaan Library.
Upcoming Glass House Readings
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Daniel Mendelsohn, award-winning writer, critic, translator, and author of the international bestseller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million will read from his forthcoming book, An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic.
Thursday, June 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Christopher Rawlins will read from his new book, Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction. Rawlins is the founder of Rawlins Design Inc. and winner of numerous design competitions.
Join the Glass House Conversation
Join our online Glass House Conversation on Buckminster Fuller and Philip Johnson hosted by critic, curator and filmmaker, Alastair Gordon.
Gordon asks, “In your opinion, who left a bigger imprint on culture and whose ideas are more relevant for the future?”
Add your comments now at glasshouseconversations.org
Photo: Buckminster Fuller swinging from the Woods Hole (Mass.) dome in 1955, while it was still under construction.