Glass House Conversations

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The Glass House has been described as “the longest running salon in America.” Great minds and leaders from art, architecture and design gathered in New Canaan, CT at the invitation of Philip Johnson and David Whitney, to engage in intimate and dynamic dialogues. These gatherings launched careers, promoted cultural patronage, and fostered intellectual transformation that have had enormous influence on art, design and culture during the second half of the 20th century.

In 2008 and 2009, the inaugural Glass House Conversations program continued this legacy of gathering great minds to explore important issues and ideas in art, architecture and design during invitational two day events. This program helped to position the site as both context and catalyst for innovation, new ideas and change by bringing divergent perspectives to the table with moderators and participants from across society.

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Paul Holdengraber, New York Public Library

Stuart Brown, National Institute for Play; Dorothy Dunn, The Glass House; Ze Frank,; Andrew Hultkrans, Author and Artforum contributing editor; Pico Iyer, Author; Nathaniel Kahn, Filmmaker; Maira Kalman, Illustrator, Artist, Designer; Christy MacLear, The Glass House; Nils Norén, French Culinary Institute; Jorge Otero-Pailos, Columbia University; Adam Phillips, Psychoanalyst; Wolfgang Schivelbusch, Author/Scholar

Glass House Conversations was sponsored exclusively by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®.