Septmeber 12, 2013
Over the course of two weeks, New York-based artist Alex Schweder will participate in the cultural life of the Glass House campus while occupying a mobile living unit temporarily situated alongside the Brick House. Speculating that architecture is enacted as well as built, Rehearsal Space comprises a portable accommodation (combining a van, a scissor lift, and an inflatable room) that anticipates the Glass House’s potential artist residency program.
August 26, 2013
The Glass House in collaboration with Moss Bureau is pleased to announce a new Design Store. The Glass House Design Store offers an edited selection of books, furniture, objects, and works on paper that represent the sensibility and idea that inform the Glass House, both the iconic 1949 structure and the unique synthesis of art, architecture, and landscape that developed over half a century.
March 26, 2013 (Updated August 11, 2013)
The Glass House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is pleased to announce the 2013 season of Conversations in Context, generously supported by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, a leading supplier of building envelope solutions in North America.Hosts of this season’s Conversations in Context series include: Peter Brant, Elizabeth Diller, Peter Eisenman + Cynthia Davidson, Murray Moss + Francois deMenil, Annabelle Selldorf, Bjarke Ingels, and James Welling. Visitors will explore the Glass House compound during evening tours hosted by luminaries from the fields of architecture, design, and the arts.
May 8, 2013
The Glass House is pleased to debut Gnomon/Wave Fulgurite l.l, a new work by New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach for Night (1947 – 2015), a “sculpture-in-residence” series presented on the Mies van der Rohe glass coffee table inside the Glass House, as well as Still Life (Glass, Grass, Sky, Sand) by ARP for Night Sounds, a performance series that parallels the exhibition.
May 6, 2013
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that The Glass House is one of 817 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Glass House has been recommended for a $25,000 grant to support Site Works, a new series of large scale artist projects on the grounds of the Glass House.
May 2, 2013
The Philip Johnson Glass House is pleased to announce that tickets are now available for the 2013 Tour Season. A wide variety of tours are available so visitors can enjoy all aspects of this historic modernist icon, set a 49 acre curated country landscape; from one hour guided tours to 2 ½ hour specialized tours focusing on art, architecture and landscape. American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education learning units credit (CEU) is available on select tours.
Tour Schedule: May 2 through November 30, 2013 (excluding Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
April 28, 2013
The Glass House is pleased to announce its first site-specific exhibition: SNAP! by E.V. Day. Conceived for the building known as Da Monsta — designed by Philip Johnson in 1995 as a visitor center and now a gallery — SNAP! interprets the pavilion’s peculiar geometry and atmosphere both inside and out. Day has roped the exterior of Da Monsta with massive climbing webs and populated the interior with an ensemble of recent sculpture that tease out the noir qualities of Johnson’s late work.
April 22, 2013
The Glass House will host its first Community Day on May 1, 2013 with free tour tickets for New Canaan residents. The Community Day launches the 2013 Glass House tour season, marking its seventh year as a public historic site. Advance reservations are required and can be made through the Glass House website.
April 1, 2013
WHO: Children Only, ages 9-13 (Grades 5-8)
WHAT: Special After-School Tours of the Glass House
WHERE: Tours begin and end at the Glass House Visitor Center located at 199 Elm Street directly across from the New Canaan train station. Ph. 203.594.9884.
WHEN: May 7, May 21, June 11, June 18 4:00-5:30 pm
September 14, 2012
The Glass House Launches New Exhibition Program with Two Inaugural Exhibitions, Rededicating the Site as an Experimental Cultural Center Honoring the Legacy of Philip Johnson and David Whitney
September 14, 2012
New program reintroduces fresh flowers to the Glass House; floral displays to be inspired by and reflect design sensibility of Philip Johnson and David Whitney
Will coincide with the Glass House tour season, May to November 2012
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