As we approach the end of our 12th season at the Glass House, please accept our thanks for your support of our site. In 2007, the Glass House opened as a public museum and site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Extensive programming initiatives, dynamic exhibitions and engaging performances were planned to enhance visitors’ experiences and honor our historic legacy. This season has been no exception with Frank Gehry and Paul Goldberger, Jenny Holzer, SHoP Architects, Deborah Nevins, among others, all playing a role in programs and community outreach.
The season opened with a new exhibition in the Painting Gallery, Personal Effect – including never-before-seen works, showcased gifts and collected works belonging to Philip Johnson and David Whitney by artists such as Jasper Johns, Vija Celmins, Kazemir Malevich and Andy Warhol. Our first site-responsive sound installation, Jennie C. Jones: RPM (revolutions per minute), supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, brought together newly commissioned audio collages in the Glass House and Sculpture Gallery with works on paper in the Painting Gallery.
This year we continued to make strides on key preservation initiatives. We began and completed the replacement of the Glass House ceiling. Before the New Year begins, the entry-doors to the Painting Gallery will be replaced with stainless steel doors that will better stand the passage of time. In addition, funds have been successfully raised for Phase I of III of the restoration of the Brick House. Designed and completed as part of the original composition of the site in 1949, the Brick House serves as the counterpoint to the transparency of the Glass House and has unfortunately been closed to the public since 2008 due to extensive water damage. Progress is being made due to the generosity of our donors. Contributions continue to be accepted directly towards this critical and complex restoration. Help us restore the Brick House with your contribution today!
We welcome and appreciate your donation to the Glass House at any level! Please accept our warm wishes for the holiday season and our sincere thanks for your support.
Gregory Sages, Executive Director
P.S. While supplies last, donations of $250 or more will receive one limited-edition Glass House floaty pen, designed to commemorate our upcoming 70th anniversary.