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Glass House Director, Henry Urbach, will visit Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Cologne, and Brno, Czech Republic for his lecture tour with Iconic Houses.

Henry Urbach, Director, the Glass House ©MelaniLustPhotography, courtesy of the Glass House

Henry Urbach, Director, the Glass House ©MelaniLustPhotography, courtesy of the Glass House

Glass House Director, Henry Urbach, will visit Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Cologne, and Brno, Czech Republic for his lecture tour with Iconic Houses. His lecture considers the history of the Glass House and its transformation from a private residence to a historic house museum and center for new art and ideas. The lecture will explore some of the more complex aspects of the Glass House campus, including references to historical architecture and Johnson’s own life, and consider how its exhibitions contribute to a rich interpretation of the site. There will also be a film screening of Diary of an Eccentric Architect, filmed on site with Philip Johnson.

Glass House Iconic Houses lecture schedule with links to purchase tickets:

February 16th, Van Schijndel House, Utrecht, The Netherlands

February 17th, John Adams Institute Amsterdam, The Netherlands

February 18th, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

February 19th, Ungers Archive, Cologne, Germany

February 24th, Villa Tugendhat, Brno, Czech Republic

March 18th, Filmtheater ‘t Hoogt, Utrecht, The Netherlands: repeat screening of the film with Henry’s recorded lecture held at the Van Schijndel House

March 19th, Henry’s lecture online on Iconic Houses YouTube Channel

and Iconic Houses website.

Click here to view Henry’s interview with Iconic Houses

 

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Save the Date! The Glass House Summer Party, June 22, 2013

Save the Date! The Glass House Summer Party, June 22, 2013

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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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Join Our Online Glass House Conversation Hosted by Kimberli Meyer, Director, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles

Kimberli Meyer

Kimberli Meyer

There are just a few days left to join the online Glass House Conversation with host Kimberli Meyer, Director, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, at the Schindler House.

A relentless torrent of discourse, high and low, has come to dominate contemporary life. Yet we willingly add more. Why does our chatter matter? Are we invested in the exchange of ideas, do we feel pressured to participate to keep from getting lost in the crowd, or is there something else going on? Where does substance and self-promotion stop and start?

Why are we having this conversation?

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The Glass House Congratulates New Canaan High School Photography Teacher Jeanne McDonagh + Student Dylan Neuhaus for 2012 Scholastic Gold Key Award

Image of Glass House by New Canaan High School student Dylan Neuhaus

Photograph of the Philip Johnson Glass House by New Canaan High School student Dylan Neuhaus

The Philip Johnson Glass House congratulates New Canaan High School photography teacher Jeanne McDonagh, and her student Dylan Neuhaus, who won a 2012 Scholastic Gold Key award for a portfolio of photography including a photograph (above) of the Glass House.

Glass House Partnership with New Canaan High School Students + Faculty

The cultivation of young talent is central to the mission of The Philip Johnson Glass House.

The collaboration between the Glass House and New Canaan High School (NCHS) began shortly after the Glass House opened to the public. Photography, documentary film and journalism students, with the support of their teachers, began recording oral histories of the architects, craftsmen and homeowners who created New Canaan’s remarkable heritage of modernist residential architecture.

Additionally numerous photography projects using the Glass House site as inspiration have been woven into the art curriculum at New Canaan High School. Several of these images (including the work of Dylan Neuhaus) have become commissioned products for the Glass House Design Store, sharing this work with thousands of visitors each year.  Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale of items using images from the students’ work will be directed to fund this ongoing partnership.

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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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Join the Discussion! Hannia Gómez Hosts a Glass House Conversation

Villa Planchart in 1963. Image from Archivo Gio Ponti Caracas.

Hannia Gómez - Plaza de los Museos, CaracasJoin us for this week’s online Glass House Conversation hosted by Hannia Gómez, President of Fundacion de la Memoria Urbana, founder and vice president of Docomomo Venezuela, and former curator of Gio Ponti’s Villa Planchart, a modern home in Caracas, Venezuela:

The recently restored Tugendhat House by Mies van der Rohe has just reopened to the public. In the words of Jean-Louis Cohen in The Wall Street Journal, the House’s restoration “has benefited from a new approach to preserving Modernist buildings”, and now “a new generation of experts takes an “archaeological” view, yielding superb results.” The Tugendhat House recovered “its grand atmosphere from the 1930s”.

Having worked for many years as curator of Gio Ponti’s Villa Planchart in Caracas (1957), I witnessed a totally different – much slower, less scientific, but very successful – preservation process. Similarly perfect results were achieved through years of intuition and passion for architecture.

How will the latest trend in preservation process and interest in Modernist buildings impact the threatened/saved Modern heritage of the world?

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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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Hannia Gómez Hosts a New Glass House Conversation

Villa Planchart in 1963. Image from Archivo Gio Ponti Caracas.
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Join in a new Glass House Conversation on modern architecture + preservation hosted by Hannia Gómez, president of Fundacion de la Memoria Urbana, and founder and Vice President of Docomomo Venezuela:


Share your thoughts, join the Conversation going on now at glasshouseconversations.org
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