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Tickets On Sale Now for the 2012 Glass House Tour Season!

Reserve Tickets Now

Tickets on sale for season six: Wednesday, May 2 through Friday, November 30, 2012

Enjoy the Pure Glass House, Site, Extended, or Focus Tours (Art, Landscape, or Architecture) with access to Philip Johnson’s architecture, fine art collection, and 47-acre curated country landscape.

“…an essential pilgrimage* for any serious-minded fan of twentieth-century architecture.” -Departures Magazine

We look forward to seeing you in New Canaan!

Tickets by phone, call 866.811.4111.

*New Canaan, CT is just over an hour by train or car from New York City!

Visitors from 48 states and 38 countries can’t be wrong!

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

Photo © Stacy Bass

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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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Remembering Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham at the Glass House’s official public opening, the Inaugural Gala Picnic, 2007.

Merce Cunningham (1919-2009) at the Glass House’s official public opening, the Inaugural Gala Picnic, 2007. (Photograph courtesy of Steve Brosnahan/RBH Multimedia, 2007)

The Philip Johnson Glass House bids farewell to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, following the close of The Legacy Tour at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City on December 31, 2011.

Philip Johnson and his partner David Whitney were long time supporters of the company.

On June 3, 1967, Johnson hosted a benefit for the Cunningham Dance Foundation.  Museum Event #5 was performed at the Glass House, with music by John Cage and costumes by Robert Rauschenburg.  The evening concluded with a performance by the Velvet Underground.

Image courtesy of the Philip Johnson Glass House Archives, Press Clippings.

Image courtesy of the Philip Johnson Glass House Archives. Press Clipping from the 1967 benefit for the Cunningham Dance Foundation held at the Glass House.

Event Program, Image courtesey of the Philip Johnson Glass House Archives.

Event Program, Image courtesey of the Philip Johnson Glass House Archives.

On June 23, 2007, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company restaged this 1967 performance for the Glass House’s official public opening, the Inaugural Gala Picnic.  A custom designed stage was designed and erected, as per Cunningham’s specifications.  Cunningham returned to the site to oversee rehearsal and event.

Merce Cunningham and members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Glass House’s official public opening, the Inaugural Gala Picnic, 2007.

Merce Cunningham and members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Glass House’s official public opening, the Inaugural Gala Picnic, 2007. (Photograph courtesy of Steve Brosnahan/RBH Multimedia, 2007)

The Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Glass House’s official public opening, the Inaugural Gala Picnic, 2007.

The Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Glass House’s official public opening, the Inaugural Gala Picnic, 2007. (Photograph courtesy of Steve Brosnahan/RBH Multimedia, 2007)

The Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Glass House’s official public opening, the Inaugural Gala Picnic, 2007.

The Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the Glass House’s official public opening, the Inaugural Gala Picnic, 2007. (Photograph courtesy of Steve Brosnahan/RBH Multimedia, 2007)

The Glass House expresses its support of Cunningham Dance Foundation as it transfers to the Merce Cunningham Trust.  Established in 2000 by the Artist, the Merce Cunningham Trust will continue his incredible dance legacy.

Visit our Flickr pages for more historic images from the 1967 and 2007 events.

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