The Summer Party

Miss the event? Click HERE for photographs from the day. Hope to see you next year!

After a spectacular Summer Party last year, we are excited to announce an incredible 2023 event! This year’s event is presented by Max Mara and is scheduled for Saturday, June 10th from 12:00-4:00pm.

The Summer Party allows us to share, in its entirety, all the Glass House campus has to offer. We invite guests to explore the grounds as so many talented creatives have before. Enjoy a seasonally inspired picnic lunch by Elm, special performances by Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland, cocktails on the lawn by Hennessy Paradis, and vibe to DJ sets by Alexandra Richards. In between picnicking, exploring and lounging on Design Within Reach furniture, view our curated auction of art, design, luxury experiences, and more!

Experience an alfresco shopping experience by Max Mara featuring the Spring/Summer 2023 Collection. Enjoy Italian hand-made gelato and sorbet from a vintage La Crema cart and receive special gifts from Max Mara, including a handheld fan to keep cool during the event. Guests are also invited to snap photos with a custom branded yellow Italian Fiat Hampton Jolly.

The Glass House, all galleries and our 49-acres are open for you to enjoy!

We’re thrilled to announce that the Summer Party artist is Derrick Adams. The event will see the highly anticipated launch of his Glass House benefit edition. This work is currently available for pre-order with the purchase of a VIP Friend ticket or a Platinum Table. For more details on this sculpture edition please contact Isabel Richards.

Cool Down Pop (RWB), 2023
8 x 2 inches (20 x 5 cm)
Painted aluminum
Edition of 20
Inscribed with Artist signature and edition number and C.O.A.

Cool Down Pop (RBG), 2023
8 x 2 inches (20 x 5 cm)
Painted aluminum
Edition of 20
Inscribed with Artist signature and edition number and C.O.A.

The 2023 Summer Party silent auction, hosted by Artsy, is available for bidding now and will begin closing on Monday, June 12 at 12:00pm ET. You will not want to miss it!

The 2023 Summer Party is Presented by:

With Generous Support from Victorinox
Additional Support from Design Within Reach and Hennessy Paradis 

Framing by Fine Art Frameworks

Logistical support provided by SRI Fine Art Services

Special thanks to Aesop, Antipodes, BFA, Frédéric Malle, Govino, Greenology, LOQI, Moffly Media, NEAT Coffee, Simply Gum, Sugarfina, and Terrapin Stationers.

Dress: Summer Chic

Ticket Levels:

Please note tickets for the Summer Party are sold out.

$30,000 Platinum Table Captain
Ten VIP tickets; Private champagne reception in the Glass House for up to 10 guests; Top priority seating; Prominent acknowledgment on event materials; *A limited edition sculpture by Derrick Adams, Ten VIP LOQI gift bags designed by Derrick Adams.

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

$15,000 VIP Friend Ticket(s)
One VIP Ticket; Priority seating; Name on event materials; *A limited edition sculpture by Derrick Adams; One VIP LOQI gift bag designed by Derrick Adams.

$1,000 VIP Ticket(s)
One VIP Ticket; Premium seating; Name on event materials; One VIP LOQI gift bag designed by Derrick Adams.

$500 Ticket(s)
One ticket; Name on event materials; One LOQI gift bag designed by Derrick Adams.
*Limited quantity available

Please note, pets are not permitted at this event.

The Summer Party is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Funds raised are crucial for us to continue to operate as a museum and provide programming, exhibitions, and preserve our campus including landscape, buildings, and collection. To support the 2023 Summer Party with a 100% tax-deducible contribution, please click HERE.

Company SBB // Stefanie Batten Bland is an interdisciplinary dance-theatre company whose creations for stages, spaces, and films question contemporary and historical cultural symbolism and the complexities of human relationships.

Based in New York since 2011, Company SBB was founded in France in 2008, where it quickly caught the attention of presenter, fellow artists, and audiences with its award-winning choreographic installations, riveting performances, The company creates work which aims to impact local and global communities. Company SBB’s social and philosophical messages are visceral and accessible to a diverse public, enabling people to embrace emotional content from a place of kinetic empathy.

Alexandra Richards is a New York-based DJ and Music Supervisor. She’s spun the decks for over fifteen years, DJing for brands, events, social and charity occasions worldwide. Her years spent consulting for brands and events have afforded her the experience to help brands ignite audiences and directors achieve their goals. She’s most inspired by the power of nature and all its shapes and sounds and hopes to move people through the sounds she brings to life through her many gigs and projects. Through her tremendous repertoire of sounds, she found a love for music supervision in film. Whether in the edit or mixing at a gig, music is Alex’s passion. It’s her language. The films she’s supervised have seen recognition from international festivals such as Clermont- Ferrand, Shnit, Oldenburg, The Pan African Film Festival, and more. Alex brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to both music and film and is able to acutely translate a director’s vision into evocative scoring.

MAX MARA, founded in 1951 by the late visionary Achille Maramotti, epitomizes Italian luxury and style. A modern collection of ready-to-wear and accessories for the confident woman, Max Mara is the premier offering within the Max Mara Fashion group consisting of sophisticated silhouettes and couture details achieved through masterful design. Recognized for its timeless sensibility and constructed from the most luxurious fabrics, Max Mara is revered for the classification of the coat, sharp suiting and elegant accessories. Max Mara is available in 2,600 locations in more than 100 countries worldwide. The Max Mara Fashion group counts nine different brands under its ownership. The company remains privately held and managed by the Maramotti family.

For questions, please contact Isabel Richards or 203.978.3011.