As we near the end of another successful season at the Glass House, please accept our thanks for supporting our site. In 2017, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of our opening as a public museum and site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Our extensive programming initiatives included engaging exhibitions and dynamic performances, enhancing visitors’ experiences while honoring the historic legacy of Philip Johnson and David Whitney.
We are thrilled to announce the beginning of the restoration of the Brick House. Designed as part of the original composition of the site by Philip Johnson in 1949, the Brick House serves as a counterpoint to the transparency of the Glass House. The Brick House has been closed to the public since 2008 due to extensive water damage.
Contributions made now towards this project will be matched up to $100,000 from a private grantor and will allow us to move forward with this work in the near term. We are only $200,000 short of the amount needed to begin phase one of this critical restoration. Help us restore the Brick House with your contribution today!
In other preservation initiatives, we made significant strides forward with the completion of the final phase of a multi-year restoration of the Sculpture Gallery. In December of this year, we will begin the replacement of the Glass House ceiling.
We also presented three major installations during the 2017 season. A multi-phased installation by Julian Schnabel, “Paintings that I hope Philip and David would like,” showcased work from the site’s permanent collection as well as never before seen new works. We also presented Robert Indiana: ONE through ZERO, a substantial sculptural installation, on our grounds. Our first photography show, Lynn Davis: On Ice, presented a series of photographs of icebergs taken in Greenland, celebrating nature‘s architecture and illustrating the effects of our changing climate.
We welcome and appreciate your donation to the Glass House at any level! Please accept our warm wishes for the holiday season and our thanks for your support.
Gregory Sages, Executive Director
P.S. Donations made by December 31, 2017 of $2,500 or more will receive a limited-edition Hermès scarf designed exclusively to benefit the Glass House by artist Elaine Lustig-Cohen.