Please donate to the Glass House and protect one of the world’s most celebrated works of Modernism. Since our opening to the public in 2007, the Glass House has maintained an unparalleled environment in which art, architecture, design and landscape intersect. Together with your help, we can continue our essential preservation and conservation ensuring this cultural campus is maintained for future generations. All donations allow us to maintain our 49-acre campus, and to develop new exhibitions, programs and educational initiatives for a diverse audience.
Active Preservation Campaign: The Brick House Restoration Fund
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 and is integral to the understanding of the Glass House campus. Unfortunately, the Brick House has been closed since 2008 due to water damage. Marking our largest and most complex restoration to date, we have divided the project into three phases. Your contribution will bring us that much closer to re-opening the Brick House. Please consider a donation today in support of our preservation work.
While the exterior envelope is in good condition, the building has suffered from high levels of moisture due to poor site drainage, inadequate foundation waterproofing, breaches in the main roof and flashing as well as a lack of an interior ventilation system. This has resulted in mold affecting the windows, doors, interior finishes and collections, including the silk wall coverings, textiles, furniture, artwork and books.
The Brick House Restoration Project includes exterior and interior restoration of the building, conservation of the interior finishes and collections, and mechanical upgrades and improvements. The scope of work also includes site drainage improvements appropriate to the landscape of the site.
If you would like to speak with a member of the Glass House staff regarding your donation, please contact Scott Drevnig, Deputy Director, at 203-978-3005, or SDrevnig@theglasshouse.org.
The Glass House is a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest amount allowable by law.