The Summer Party

Thank you for your generous support – the Summer Party is now sold out!

Please join us to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Glass House opening as a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation as we host our annual Summer Party on Saturday, June 10th from noon to 4 pm. With generous support by Crozier Fine Arts and additional support from DEAN & DELUCA and Janice Parker Landscape Architects, the Summer Party features a festive picnic by South End, champagne by Taittinger, lawn games, music, and auction powered by Paddle8. The event will also feature the world premiere of The Metamorphoses, a performance installation conceived by Jonah Bokaer Choreography with costume design by Joshua Katcher of Brave GentleMan and sound design by Stavros Gasparatos. Bokaer performed with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at the museum’s opening celebration in 2007.

Stroll the 49-acre landscape and enjoy two exhibitions on view: Julian Schnabel: “Paintings that I hope Philip and David would like” an intimate survey showcasing Julian Schnabel’s prolific painting career, as well as the Robert Indiana: One Through Zero sculpture installation. Guests will also have the opportunity to preview a new virtual reality experience that simulates the restored interior of the Brick House, which remains closed and requires a much needed restoration project.

If you can’t wait until June 10th to join in on all the fun, start bidding on the Summer Party benefit auction, powered by Paddle8, including works by Frank Stella, Carrie Mae Weems, Alex Katz, James Nares, Zaha Hadid, and specially commissioned FriendsWithYou + Design Within Reach limited edition Outdoor Eazy Bean Everest Chairs along with luxury trip packages and many more unique items.

The Summer Party is kindly sponsored by Art in America, ArtNEWS, Modern Magazine and Moffly Media.

Special thanks to BFA.com, Crozier Fine Arts, Design Within Reach, Diageo, Earth Garden, Espresso Neat, Greenwich Tent Co., Herbivore, Kobrand, LAFCO New York, Leuchtturm1917, Madewell, Pentagram, Project No. 8, Rockwell Art & Framing, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Greenwich, Supersmile, Sunbrella, Tossware, Various Keytags, and VOSS.

Ticket Levels

$20,000 Platinum Table Captain
Ten VIP tickets; Private site reception; Top priority seating; Prominent acknowledgment on event materials; A limited edition by Robert Indiana, Ten VIP gift bags. *Select one number from the portfolio of 10. Call today to reserve.

$10,000 Gold Table Captain
Ten VIP tickets; Priority seating; Prominent acknowledgment on event materials; Ten VIP gift bags.

$7,500 VIP Friend Ticket(s)
One VIP Ticket; Priority seating; A limited edition by Robert Indiana; One VIP gift bag. *Select one number from the portfolio of 10. Call today to reserve.

$1,000 VIP Ticket(s)
One VIP Ticket; Premium seating; One VIP gift bag.

$500 Ticket(s)
One ticket; One gift bag.

Ticket purchasers at the VIP Friend and Platinum Table Captain level will receive one Decade Autoportrait limited edition print by Robert Indiana. They will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. No refunds are given if the desired number is not available. A complete set of ten will also be available for purchase. To reserve your individual print or complete set of ten, please contact Isabel Richards at irichards@theglasshouse.org or call 203.978.3011.

Robert Indiana reflected on his life in the 1960s—the period he called his “own American Dream”—in a series of Decade Autoportrait paintings, which he created from 1972 through 1977. The artist subsequently, 2001 through 2014, translated these seminal paintings into a wonderful and beautifully executed series of ten Decade Autoportrait serigraphs. They were released by publisher, G&S Editions that were established expressly for Robert Indiana and realized by master printer Robert Blanton at his atelier Brand X Editions in New York. This series is certainly one of the most important within Indiana’s oeuvre.

Robert Indiana
Decade Autoportrait 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969.
Edition of 50, 12 AP’s
Image: 30.25 x 30.125 in.
Sheet: 37.25 x 36.125 in.
Printed by Brand X Editions, Ltd., New York
Published by G & S Editions, New York
Courtesy of the Salama-Caro family