Photo: Eirik Johnson

Public Programs

The Glass House presents programs, exhibitions, projects and commissions that engage with the site’s legacy as a place for ongoing innovation and promote the highest level of education about the preservation of modern architecture, art and landscape.

Glass House Presents is an ongoing series of public programs – including conversations, performances, and gatherings – that sustains the site’s historic role as a meeting place for artists, architects, and other creative minds. Before each event, visitors will enjoy the opportunity to explore the Glass House campus and view current exhibitions, including Fujiko Nakaya: Veil. The program concludes with light refreshments.

Glass House Presents is generously supported by an anonymous donor. Public programs related to Fujiko Nakaya: Veil are generously supported by the A'Lani Kailani Blue Lotus White Star Foundation.

The Glass House presents Night Sounds, a new performance series that parallels the Night (1947 – 2015) on-site sculpture-in-residence program.  A new artist whose work engages with the current sculpture will be selected to perform with each of the seven iterations of the Night (1947 – 2015) exhibition. Night Sounds will feature lucky dragons on May 4, 2014. Previous programs have featured Julianna Barwick, ARP and Liz Harris + Jefre Cantu-Ledesma.

Night Sounds #4 is generously supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

GLASS HOUSE EDITIONS                                                                               
Over the course of several decades beginning in the 1940s, the Glass House of Philip Johnson and David Whitney became a gathering place for creative and influential minds in architecture, art, and design. Johnson and Whitney used the Glass House campus as a place to experiment with new forms in architecture and landscape as well as house a significant collection of contemporary art. The Glass House continues its relationship with contemporary art through a series of editions made by established and emerging artists who take the iconic property as their point of departure. The sale of Glass House editions help to raise much needed funds that maintain the site as an important cultural center, contributing to preservation initiatives, exhibitions, and programs.

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