Glass House Conversations

Power of Place

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.

Power of Place

Laurie Beckelman | Beckelman+Capalino, LLC

Craig Barton, University of Virginia; James Carpenter, James Carpenter Design Associates Inc.; Eames Demetrios, Eames Foundation; Dorothy Dunn, The Glass House; Dorothy Cann Hamilton, French Culinary Institute; Rainer Judd, Judd Foundation; Christy MacLear, The Glass House; Nils Norén, French Culinary Institute; Richard D. Story, Departures; Calvin Tsao, Tsao & McKown | Lynda Waggoner, Fallingwater

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