• Event Type

  • Location

  • Reset

Join the National Arts Club for a lecture examining 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.

Presenter Hilary Lewis is Chief Curator & Creative Director at The Glass House and co-author of two books on Johnson.

Philip Johnson & the Glass House
Image: Robin Hill photography. Courtesy of The Glass House.

General Info

Event Type(s) Talks and Debates
Admission / Cost FREE
Tickets/Booking/RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/...


The National Arts Club

About The mission of The National Arts Club is to stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts and to educate the American people in the fine arts.
Instagram @nationalartsclub
Twitter @NatnlArtsClub

© Copyright 2023 New York Architecture Diary.   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms and Conditions   |   Site: ATGS