The Glass House Blog

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
to visit the Glass House during the 2012 season are
available now

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Inspired holiday gift: Glass House Private Tour + Four Seasons Dinner Package

Photo courtesy of the Four Seasons

Enjoy an exclusive pairing of two Modern Icons –
the Glass House and the Four Seasons Restaurant.

Guests will begin this package experience with a Private Tour of the Glass House site. Following the tour, guests will dine at New York City’s Johnson-designed Four Seasons Restaurant, where they will enjoy a celebratory three-course dinner, wine and champagne. Available all year.

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James Welling Exhibition Benefits the Glass House

Until January 2nd: Ten limited edition prints from artist James Welling’s Glass House series are on view in the Johnson designed Four Seasons Restaurant. Sales benefit the Glass House.  Presented by the Glass House in association with David Zwirner. Learn more and order here.

James Welling Exhibition
Four Seasons Restaurant, Lobby Gallery
99 East 52nd Street, New York, NY

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NEW: Message From The Director

November 16, 2011

As our tour season winds down to its November 30 close, we keep active. In the past few weeks we’ve announced some wonderful collaborations which will stretch through the holidays, and some of them beyond.

For any of you in the greater metropolitan area, please don’t miss the exquisite exhibition of James Welling’s Glass House photographs on view in the lobby of the Four Seasons Restaurant through January 2, 2012. A collaboration between The Glass House, David Zwirner, and the Four Seasons, all photographs are offered for sale, with a large percentage benefiting The Glass House.

James Welling Photograph

Entering the lobby is free, so don’t hesitate to see this beautiful show.  Plus, a short turn to the ladies’ room will give you an intimate view of the same Fortuny fabric that Philip Johnson used in the Brick House, currently closed pending restoration. Johnson often used the same materials on his projects (he designed the Four Seasons restaurant, and partnered with Mies van Der Rohe on the entire Seagram’s building), the Library/Study has carpeting originally used at the Four Seasons as well. The succulent garden, which can be viewed during our landscape tours, is built on a foundation of the same pink granite used for the AT&T, now Sony building. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Book! The Library of Philip Johnson: Selections from the Glass House

The Library of Philip Johnson: Selections from the Glass House. COVER

The Philip Johnson Glass House and Birch Books Conservation are proud to announce the launch of a ground-breaking publication, The Library of Philip Johnson: Selections from the Glass House. Written by Birch Cooper and Jordan Hruska, this beautifully illustrated book examines 100 titles from the architect’s Library/Study located at the Glass House site in New Canaan, Connecticut and features an introduction by architect Robert A. M. Stern, textual analyses and 350 photographs.

View photos from the book launch party held on October 25th at the Four Seasons Restaurant.

Pre-order a copy ($45 plus shipping) now! (Books will ship in early November). Sales benefit the conservation of the Library/Study and collection of books it contains.

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Glass House Private Tour + Four Seasons Dinner Package

Four Seasons Restaurant, designed by Philip Johnson

This exceptional experience pairs two modern icons: the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, CT and the  Four Seasons Restaurant in New York.  Guests pair a private tour which includes a behind-the-scenes look at the  Glass House, Painting and Sculpture Galleries, the Library/Study and Da Monsta with a celebratory three-course dinner, including champagne and special wines, selected by owners Alex von Bidder and Julian Niccolini, at the Four Seasons Restaurant, designed by Philip Johnson.

Available year-round; tour and dinner may be scheduled on the same or separate days.   Learn more or contact or 203.594.9884 x33332 for reservations.

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