The Glass House is the 14-structure, 49-acre, private residence that Philip Johnson designed for himself in New Canaan, Connecticut. The site is now managed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and tours for the 2012 season begin May 2. Tickets are also available for the Conversations in Context program, which includes the following lineup of guest speakers:
May 17: Kenneth Frampton, Architect, Critic, Historian and Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation + Mark Wigley, Dean, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
June 21: Pedro Gadanho, Architect, Writer and Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, Marc Kushner, Co-Founder, HWKN + Matthias Hollwich, Co-Founder, HWKN, 2012 recipient of The Museum of Modern Art PS1 Young Architects Program
July 19: Robert A.M. Stern, Dean, Yale School of Architecture and Founder and Senior Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects + Henry Urbach, Director, The Glass House
August 16: Michael Graves, Founding Principal, Michael Graves & Associates and Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture, Emeritus, Princeton University
September 20: Gary Hilderbrand, Principal, Reed Hilderbrand and Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University + John Beardsley, Director of Garden and Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks and Adjunct Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
October 11: Michael Maharam, Principal, Maharam + Paul Makovsky, Editorial Director, Metropolis Magazine
November 8: Murray Moss, Founder, Moss + Francois de Menil, Founder, FdM: Arch
To be scheduled: Beatriz Colomina, Professor of Architecture + Ph.D. Program Chair, School of Architecture, Princeton University, Director of the Media and Modernity Program, Princeton University
Tickets are also available for Dine with Design, a culinary event to benefit the Philip Johnson Glass House. The June 9 event includes a Modern Picnic at noon and The Food Film Festival under the Stars at 6:30pm.
Currently celebrating its sixth year in NYC and third year in Chicago, the Food Film Festival is the only fête where guests sample what is featured on the screen, offering an unparalleled, multi-sensory experience. George Motz, television personality and Festival co-founder, will host the evening’s screenings.