Thank you for your continued support as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Glass House with the launch of many exciting programs exploring the history and legacy of the site.
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising, we opened Gay Gatherings: Philip Johnson, David Whitney and the Modern Arts, an exhibition that underscores an essential element of the site’s history.
The Glass House Presents series welcomed speakers Kengo Kuma, Craig Dykers, Paul Goldberger, Tom Kundig and Mark Rozzo to discuss contemporary issues such as preservation, sustainability and the future of architecture. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, we also held talks that explored the Glass House’s relationship to the short-lived but influential school, including a conversation between Murray Moss and RISD President Rosanne Somerson. In 2020, with your help, we will continue to provide relevant and meaningful programming that explores the rich history of art, architecture, and design at the Glass House.
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Glass House, legendary high wire artist, Philippe Petit, performed a site-specific Aerial Surprise at our annual Summer Party fundraiser in June.
Maintenance and preservation are foremost among our imperatives. This December, we will replace two of the largest panes of glass in the Glass House due to cracking that occurred this summer.
Last November, we announced our campaign for the restoration of the Brick House and this year progress continues to be made due to the generosity of our donors. We anticipate that Phase I of the Brick House project will begin in the next few months. Your contribution towards Phases II and III will bring us that much closer to re-opening the Brick House. Please consider a donation today in support of our preservation work.
Warm wishes for the holiday season and our sincere thanks for your support.
Gregory Sages, Executive Director
P.S. Donors of $2,500 or more [received by December 31, 2019] will be given a limited-edition photograph of Philippe Petit’s Aerial Surprise at the 70th Anniversary Summer Party by artist Scott Frances.
1. Photo by David McCabe
2. Photo by Paul Bickford
3. Photo by Michael Biondo
4. Photo by Neil Landino
5. Photo by Billy Farrell Agency
6. Photo by Scott Frances