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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Maurice Cox, National Endowment for the Arts

Maria Blair, Rockefeller Foundation; John Cary, Public Architecture; Dorothy Dunn, The Glass House; Sunny Fischer, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; Nicola Goren, Corporation for National and Community Service; Ted Landsmark, Boston Architectural College; Wendy Nicholas, National Trust for Historic Preservation; John Peterson, Public Architecture; Monica Ponce de Leon, University of Michigan; Peter Shubery, RMJM; Katie Swenson, Rose Architectural Fellowship Program; Susan Szenasy, Metropolis; Billie Tsien, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® was the exclusive sponsor of Glass House Conversations.