Philip Johnson and the Glass House
Join us for a lecture that will examine one of the nation’s most innovative architectural environments, The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. This former home of architect Philip Johnson, first built in 1949, now a center for art, architecture, and culture and features examples of some of the most important movements in 20th-century architecture as well as a significant collection of post-war American art. A National Trust site, it continues to preserve 50 acres as much a part design as the architecture.
Johnson was best known in the world of architecture, but he played an equally powerful role as a patron of art, a large donor to MoMA. The talk will look at the property’s extraordinary figure behind it, which served as a laboratory and salon for art and architecture.
Hilary Lewis is Chief Curator & Creative Director at The Glass House and co-author of two books on Johnson.
Credit for the photo: Robin Hill photography. Courtesy of The Glass House.
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