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Glass House Focus Tours: Art + Influence

Glass House Focus Tours: Art + Influence

2-hour guided tour | $45 per person | Select Wednesdays at 2:30pm


Focus tours delve into specifics of the tour topic, including special access and alternate paths. Focus Tours are intended for guests interested in learning more about a key element of the site or for those looking to see the Glass House through a new perspective.

Art + Influence | Philip Johnson and David Whitney played a significant
role in cultivating and commissioning the work of world-renowned creative talent that defined an era: enjoy deeper discussion and close observation
of the art works of the Glass House campus, including one of the world’s foremost collections of pieces by Frank Stella. Artists include Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, David Salle, Lynn Davis, Julian Schnabel, Michael Heizer, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Andrew Lord and John Chamberlin. Explore the personal relationships between the Glass House, these artists, and the founding and development of The Museum of Modern Art.

For more information on this and other Glass House tours visit

The 2012 Glass House public tour season runs from May 2 – November 30, 2012 (closed Tuesdays). Tickets are available now!  Advance reservations are highly recommended.  Tickets by phone, please call 866.811.4111.

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The Conservation of Bruce Nauman’s Sculpture Neon Templates of the Left Half of My Body at Ten Inch Intervals (1966)

Bruce Nauman's Sculpture Neon Templates of the Left Half of My Body at Ten Inch Intervals (1966)

On view in the Sculpture Gallery, Bruce Nauman’s Neon Templates of the Left Half of My Body at Ten Inch Intervals is integral to the permanent collection of the Glass House. Nauman, recognized as one of America’s most innovative and provocative artists emerged in the mid-1960s as a leading figure in Performance and Body Art and has since created an open-ended body of work that includes sculptures, photographs, films, videos, holograms, interactive environments, performances, and neon wall reliefs.

Learn more about the conservation of Nauman’s Neon Templates at the Glass House.

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Glass House Collection on loan: Bruce Nauman at @ICAinBOSTON & John Chamberlain at the @Guggenheim

Photograph courtesy of Dean Kaufman, 2007
ARTIST: Nauman, Bruce (American, b.1941)
TITLE: Neon Templates of the Left Half of My Body Taken at Ten Inch Intervals, 1966
OBJECT INFORMATION: Neon tubes, electrical wire, transformer, glass rods, and wall connectors
70″ x 9″ x 6″

The Glass House will loan its exhibition copy of Bruce Nauman’s early neon sculpture, Neon Templates of the Left Half of My Body Taken at Ten Inch Intervals (1966) to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston for the museum’s 75th anniversary exhibition Dance/Draw. The landmark exhibition exploring the dynamic exchange taking place between visual art and dance today and runs from October 7 through January 16, 2012.


October 7, 2011-January 16, 2012
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts

Photograph by David Heald
ARTIST: John Chamberlain
TITLE: H.A.W.K., (1959)
OBJECT INFORMATION: Welded and painted steel
H 51-1/2″ x W 53″ x D 41″

The Glass House will also loan John Chamberlain’s H.A.W.K., (1959) to The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for a Chamberlain exhibition scheduled to open in February 2012.

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