Exhibitions

Fujiko Nakaya: Veil
May 1 - November 30, 2014


Coinciding with the 65th anniversary of the Glass House and its 2014 tour season, the Glass House presents Fujiko Nakaya: Veil, the first site-specific artist project to engage the iconic Glass House itself, designed by Philip Johnson and completed in 1949. Veil will stage a potent dialogue with the Glass House, producing an opaque atmosphere to meet the building’s extreme transparency and temporal effects that complement its timelessness.



Fujiko Nakaya: Veil is generously supported by National Endowment for the Arts, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Japan Foundation, and Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®. Additional support is provided by Mee Industries, Inc. The exhibition publication and related programs are generously supported by the A'Lani Kailani Blue Lotus White Star Foundation. Photo © Richard Barnes, 2014.

Night (1947 2015)
Lutz Bacher, The Present Moment
August 28 - November 30, 2014


Night (1947 - 2015) is a sculpture-in-residence program, an unfolding exhibition inspired by the historic presence of the sculpture Night by Giacometti in the Glass House. Night (1947 - 2015) will be composed of a series of works by contemporary artists that contend with the legacy of Giacometti’s sculpture and Johnson’s architectural opus. On display for three to six months at a time, the sculptures in Night (1947 - 2015) will “disappear” after their run, making room for new work and new absences. The fifth sculpture in this series is a The Present Moment by Lutz Bacher.

Read more about Night (1947 2015) in The New York Times.

Six Panels: Al Taylor
Organized by Robert Storr

May 31 – July 15, 2014

Six Panels is a series of exhibitions organized by guest curators in the Glass House Painting Gallery. When the Glass House was the private residence of Philip Johnson and David Whitney, the gallery had an active life as new works were acquired and displayed. Building upon this legacy, Six Panels – named for the gallery’s unique display system – will inaugurate the Painting Gallery as a site of temporary exhibitions for the public. According to Glass House Director Henry Urbach, “Six Panels is an exciting next step as we transform the Glass House from a static house museum to a place of active cultural exchange.”






Learn more about past exhibitions at the Glass House.

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