Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Behind the Glass Walls

Philip Johnson, Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut, 2000
Annie Leibovitz, from A Photographer's Life (Random House, 2006)

On April 30, 2007, the National Trust for Historic Preservation's newest historic site, the Philip Johnson Glass House, will open to the public for preview tours. The house, its surrounding buildings, and 47-acre grounds embody architect Johnson’s modernist experimentation with forms and materials.

Paul Warchol, 2006

Limited-capacity tours will continue until mid-June, when the house will begin full operations following a grand opening ribbon-cutting on June 21, 2007. A gala picnic—featuring the Merce Cunningham Dance Company restaging their 1967 performance—will take place two days later, on June 23, 2007. The event will celebrate the house’s storied past as it inaugurates its new phase as a premier destination to be immersed in modernism.

Paul Warchol, 2006

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