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Spring 2014 Programs at the Glass House

 

Photo by Sandra Hamburg

Daniel Mendelsohn reading at The Glass House

 

Glass House Presents

Glass House Presents is an ongoing series of public programs – including conversations, performances, and gatherings – that sustains the site’s historic role as a meeting place for artists, architects, and other creative minds. Before each event, visitors will enjoy the opportunity to explore the Glass House campus and view current exhibitions, including Fujiko Nakaya: Veil. The program concludes with light refreshments. Public programs take place from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays, and 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

May 18, 2014 – Maya Lin + Edwina von Gal

June 8, 2014 – David Adjaye + Thelma Golden

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Glass House Presents is generously supported by an anonymous donor.

by Tom Hall

Lucky Dragons

Night Sounds #4
Featuring lucky dragons
A musical performance + reception
at the Glass House
May 4, 2014, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.

lucky dragons is an ongoing collaboration between Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. Active since 2000, lucky dragons is known for an open and participatory approach to making music, radically inclusive live shows, and playful, humanistic use of digital tools. Photo by Tom Hall.

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Night Sounds #4 is generously supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

 

courtesy Fujiko Nakaya and The Glass House

Rendering photo of Fujika Nakaya: Veil

Into the Fog with Fujiko Nakaya
Panel discussion at the Japan Society, New York
May 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Renowned artist Fujiko Nakaya, known for her pioneering use of fog as a sculptural medium, is joined by Henry Urbach, Director of the Glass House, to discuss the artist’s current project, Fujiko Nakaya: Veil, on view at the Glass House through November 30.

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Fujiko Nakaya: Veil is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Japan Foundation, and Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®. Additional support is provided by Mee Industries, Inc.

The Glass House

The Glass House

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours of the Glass House offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience the Glass House campus at their own pace. In addition to the permanent art collection and temporary exhibitions, visitors enjoy access to seven structures designed by Philip Johnson, including: the Glass House, the Painting Gallery, the Sculpture Gallery, Da Monsta, and the Library, as well as the lower landscape’s Pond Pavilion and Lincoln Kirstein Tower. Photo by Carol Highsmith.

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photo by Sandra Hamburg

The Glass House Summer Party

Glass House Summer Party, June 14, 2014

The Glass House Summer Party will take place on Saturday, June 14 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. With support from Swarovski, the Summer Party will feature a festive picnic lunch, lawn games, music, and a silent auction along with opportunities to experience Fujiko Nakaya: Veil and the entire Glass House campus.

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The Glass House in the Snow

The Glass House. Photo by Michael Hall.

The Glass House. Photo by Michael Hall.

Few visitors ever have the opportunity to see the Glass House in the snow as the site is closed to the public from the end of November to the beginning of May every year. Glass House staff member, Michael Hall, took these lovely photos of the Glass House during and after a recent snowfall. We hope you enjoy them!

Reserve your tickets for the 2014 tour season, May 1 – November 30, online at: http://theglasshouse.org/visit

The Glass House. Photo by Michael Hall.

The Glass House. Photo by Michael Hall.

The Glass House. Photo by Michael Hall.

The Glass House. Photo by Michael Hall.

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2014 Glass House tour tickets available now! New this season: self-guided tours

2014 Glass House Tour Tickets Now Available

The Glass House, Photo by Robin Hill

Photo by Robin Hill

Tours of the Glass House will run between May 1 – November 30, 2014
2014 program and exhibition announcements coming soon.

New this season: self-guided tours

Self-guided tours at the Glass House will be available on select dates and offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience the Glass House campus and its pastoral landscape at their own pace. In addition to the permanent art collection and temporary exhibitions, visitors enjoy access to seven structures designed by Philip Johnson, including the Glass House, the Painting Gallery, the Sculpture Gallery, Da Monsta, and the Library, as well as the lower landscape’s Pond Pavilion and Lincoln Kirstein Tower. Glass House guides will be available to provide historical background and answer questions.

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New Film: Conversations in Context featuring Beatriz Colomina + Felicity Scott, 2013 Tickets Available

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New Film: Beatriz Colomina + Felicity Scott hosting Conversations in Context

The 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. Stay tuned for 2013 Conversations in Context speaker line up!

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2013 Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets for the 2013 Glass House tour season (May 2 – November 30, 2013) are available now

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 49-acre curated country landscape.

Described as “the world’s coolest country home” by GQ Magazineand just over an hour train ride from New York City, tickets to visit the Glass House are the perfect gift for the architecture, design or art enthusiast. Reserve today!

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Rendering of the proposed Cornell NYC Tech campus, Roosevelt Island, New York City. Credit: Kilograph 2012.

Join the Glass House Conversation

Join our online Glass House Conversation on campus design and urbanism hosted by city planner and urban designer, Raymond Gastil, going on now at glasshouseconversations.org!

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2013 Tickets Available + New Films with Michael Graves, Gary Hilderbrand + John Beardsley

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2013 Tickets On Sale Now!

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Tickets for the 2013
Glass House tour season
(May 2 – November 30, 2013)
are available now!

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 49-acre curated country landscape.

Described as “the world’s coolest country home” by GQ Magazine, and just over an hour train ride from New York City, tickets to visit the Glass House are the perfect gift for the architecture, design or art enthusiast on your list.  Reserve today!

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New Films: Michael Graves, Gary Hilderbrand + John Beardsley hosting Conversations in Context

The 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. Stay tuned for 2013 Conversations in Context speaker line up!


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Don’t miss the last chance to visit the Glass House this year! Tickets available now for tours running through December 9, 2012.
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To learn more about the Philip Johnson Glass House visit philipjohnsonglasshouse.org

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Tour Season Extended through December 9th

The Glass House tour season has been extended through Sunday, December 9th to make up for tours cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy.

Enjoy the rare chance to visit the site in winter and reserve today.
Tickets are available now!

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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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Have you been to the Glass House?

The Philip Johnson Glass House, photo by Todd Eberle.

Visit the Glass House this season to experience Philip Johnson’s architecture, art collection, and 47-acre curated landscape. Tickets are available now! Join a Site Tour. Participate in the Pure Glass House or Focus Tours. See Donald Judd’s newly restored piece, Untitled (1971).

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“The world’s coolest country home.” -GQ Magazine

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

Visitors at the Glass House with sculpture Untitled 1971, by Donal Judd.

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Plein Air Afternoon & Fall Tours available through November

Plein Air AfternoonsPlein Air Afternoons at the Glass House offer three hours of unstructured, unguided time on Philip Johnson’s 47-acre campus. Creative pursuits such as photography, painting, poetry are encouraged, as is simply strolling through Johnson’s canvas of modern architecture, landscape and art on your own.
November 16th is the last Plein Air this season – buy tickets now!

Tours of the Glass House run through November 30th – don’t miss seeing the Glass House with fall colors this year! 

Tours and Tickets available for the 2011 Glass House tour season (through November 30).

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

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Message from the Director: Fall Foliage + New Tours at the Glass House

Sometimes, after a long drive on the Merritt Parkway (as beautiful as it is), I find myself cross and edgy from all the traffic.  I wonder why I do it.  But after only ten minutes walking on the Glass House grounds, I am once again calm and centered, glad to have arrived again at this beautiful location where the buzz of insects is more significant than any passing vehicles.  Lately, of course, the sounds of buzz saws have been prominent as New Canaan finishes the clean up after Hurricane Irene.  Although some neighbors were without power for up to a week due to the many downed trees and wires, our property regained power after four days.  We had a few trees damaged, but happily the Johnson/Whitney landscape plans and the constant vigilance of our groundskeeper ensured that no trees hit structures.  We were very lucky, but between damage and a week of cancelled tours, our annual breakeven budget took a hit of over $20,000 which we hope our generous admirers will help us regain.

September disappeared in a blur, although it was notable in the introduction of our new Pure Glass House tour, which is proving to be very popular.  Other highlights included a crush of Conversations in Context programs, including the always captivating Paul Goldberger, Tod Williams + Billie Tsien, and finally Gregg Paquarelli, Philip Nobel + Karen Stein.  Actually, they were all captivating!  Video from Paul Goldberger’s conversation has just been completed, with more coming soon.

October’s Conversations will be hosted by artist David Salle and architect Charles Renfro, beautifully reflecting the lives of David Whitney, curator and collector and Philip Johnson, architect and arbiter.  Another of our Plein Air Afternoons will be offered this month as well, intended for artists, photographers, writers or others who crave some extra unstructured time on the property.

For all you leaf peepers, there are still some weekday tour tickets available in October.   Personally I can hardly wait until the leaves begin to turn, changing this estate from a green oasis into a hot orange mecca—and by the way, changing Philip Johnson’s “expensive wallpaper” at the same time!

Rena Zurofsky

Interim Director, Philip Johnson Glass House

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