The Glass House Blog

New Film: Liam Gillick + Todd Eberle in conversation with Amei Wallach at Art Basel Miami Beach Art Salon

New Film: Liam Gillick + Todd Eberle in conversation with Amei Wallach at Art Basel Miami Beach Art Salon

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Join the Glass House Today at Art Basel Miami Beach for Art Salon Artist Talk – 4pm

The Glass House at Art Basel Miami 2011

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Shop the Glass House Bookstore

Shop the Glass House Bookstore for specially selected
art and design titles, including:

 The Philip Johnson Tapes includes transcripts of interviews and conversations with Robert A.M. Stern, each covering a decade of Johnson’s life and trends of architecture and history during the twentieth-century.

The Library of Philip Johnson: Selections from the Glass House examines 100 titles from the architect’s Library/Study located on the Glass House site and features an introduction by Robert A. M. Stern.

Empire of Space is composed of Todd Eberle’s photographs taken over the course of thirty years and is the definitive publication of the photographer’s work.

The new Glass House guide book, with forward by Paul Goldberger, presents an exclusive tour of the Glass House, its grounds, and collections.

More titles are available online and at the Glass House Design Store in New Canaan!

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Join the Glass House at Art Basel Miami!

Thursday, December 1, 4:00 – 4:30pm
Miami Beach Convention Center

Art Salon Talk: Inspiration, Cultivation and The Philip Johnson Glass House Collection

Liam GillickArtist Liam Gillick and artist and photographer Todd Eberle host an Art Salon Talk on inspiration and cultivation as related to the art + design collection at the Philip Johnson Glass House. Amei Wallach, art critic and curator, will moderate. General admission ticket to Art Basel Miami includes access to Art Salon.

View film of Liam Gillick at the Artists and Legacy Symposium.
View film of Todd Eberle at the Glass House.
Purchase a copy of Eberle’s new book Empire of Space from the Glass House Bookstore.

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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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Living in the Glass House

Support The Glass House

Dear Friends,

It has been an incredibly fast-paced year for the Philip Johnson Glass House. We celebrated our Fifth Season by developing new ways of welcoming the public to our site in person, online, through educational programs and events, and at art and design fairs around the world.

We’ve collaborated with significant architects (Charles Renfro, Tod Williams + Billie Tsien, Gregg Pasquarelli), artists (James Welling, Todd Eberle, David Salle) and writers (Paul Goldberger, Karen Stein, Philip Nobel), great chefs (Michele Richard, Brian Lewis, Bill Taibe, Lee Chizmar, Derek Wagner), as well as talented local high school students and their inspired teachers.

This year, more than ever, we need your support to help balance our budget. Our endowment covers only 40% of our operations, preservation and programs but we count on the generosity of our supporters to complete the picture.

Here’s why we hope you will  Donate Now!

New Tours

Focus: Concentrate on art, landscape and /or architecture -you decide!

Plein Air Afternoons: Unguided access for creative inspiration.
Pure Glass: Short, sweet and the lucid heart of the property

Cultural Experiences in Person
and Online

Private made Public: Salons hosted by cultural leaders are now available to all, either through an evening on site or connecting through an online film of each program.

Preservation and Conservation: The first site-specific work of Donald Judd, Untitled, 1971 was cleaned and conserved this season. Explore documentation of the it’s history, from archival images of the initial installation, to video of the conservation team at work and an online dialogue led by Flavin Judd.

Important Research: A seminal biography of David Whitney, Philip Johnson’s private but influential partner, is essential reading for understanding of the legacy of Johnson, Whitney and the Glass House.


Generations Together: This fall marks our fourth year working with the New Canaan High School students and their teachers. This year’s projects included landscape photography and oral history films featuring local notable architects John Black Lee, John Johansen, and Fred Noyes speaking about his father, Eliot Noyes. These projects bring generations together to explore the essential history of New Canaan and Modernism. All of the student-produced oral histories and many of their photographs 
can now be enjoyed on our website.

47 Acres and 14 Structures

Storms: Besides the investments we choose to make, because we believe in them and their importance, there are the investments we need to make. Hurricane Irene, seasonal flooding and heavy unexpected snowstorms hammered the Glass House just as it did our neighbors. Repairs and canceled tours due to power outages and clean-ups resulted in significant lost revenues that severely affected our bottom line.

To maintain our role as an important community asset and site of international significance, we need your support. Please help us balance the Glass House budget with a generous year-end donation.

We welcome your support at every level.  Donate Now!

We hope to see you at the Glass House soon and often, on a tour through November, or early next season.


Rena Zurofsky
Interim Executive Director

The Library of Philip JohnsonAs an additional thank you for your donation of $1,000 or more, we will send you a copy of the just published, limited edition Library of Philip Johnson. 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 and features an introduction by Architect Robert A. M. Stern, textual analyses and 350 photographs.

Donors of $5,000 or more will also receive invitations to an exclusive event at The Glass House during the 2012 season.

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New Film: Todd Eberle hosting Conversations in Context at the Glass House, August 18, 2011

Conversations in Context is generously supported by BMW and Design Within Reach.


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David Velasco, Editor at Artfroum, Hosts This Week’s Online Glass House Conversation

David Velasco

This week David Velasco, editor at Artforum, hosts our online Glass House Conversation. Inspired by the Conversations in Context event that photographer and artist Todd Eberle hosted at the Glass House on August 18, 2011. The conversation is based on the question:

How can historic places pursue new forms of social and cultural engagement that respect the legacy of their history?

Join in the online discussion going on now at!
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Evening Tour + Book Signing with Photographer Todd Eberle

Empire of Space by Todd Eberle

Thursday, August 18

Program: 5:30-8:00pm

Join renowned artist and photographer Todd Eberle for an evening tour, discussion and reception at the next Conversations in Context program on Thursday, August 18th at the Glass House (5:30-8:00pm, $150).
Buy Tickets for Conversations in Context.

Book Signing: 4:30-5:30pm

Todd Eberle will sign copies of his new book,
Empire of Space from 4:30-5:30pm on August 18
at the Glass House Design Store, 199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT.. Free and open to the public.
Can’t make it to New Canaan? Order today and receive a signed copy of Empire of Space.

Upcoming: Tod Williams + Billie Tsien host Conversations in Context on September 15th.

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Photographer Todd Eberle Hosts Conversations in Context at the Glass House, August 18th + Book Signing for His New Publication, Empire of Space!

Todd Eberle Aug 18 Invite - Conversations in Context

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