Glass House Launches Conversations in Context 2012

. April 26, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Glass House is pleased to announce its second year of Conversations in Context. The program offers visitors the opportunity to join a leader in architecture, art, landscape, history or design for an evening tour of the Glass House campus followed by an intimate conversation and reception on the historic property.

The Glass House with pool by Stacy Bass

Conversations in Context events take place from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on select Thursdays throughout the season, which runs from May 2 through November 30. Conversations in Context tickets ($150 per person) may be purchased online at or via phone at 866-811-4111.

Conversations in Context 2012 hosts include:

May 17: Kenneth Frampton, Architect, Critic, Historian and Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation + Mark Wigley, Dean, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

June 21: Pedro Gadanho, Architect, Writer and Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art + Marc Kushner, Co-Founder, HWKN + Matthias Hollwich, Co-Founder, HWKN, 2012 recipient of The Museum of Modern Art PS1 Young Architects Program Architects Program

July 19: Robert A.M. Stern, Dean, Yale School of Architecture and Founder and Senior Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects + Henry Urbach, Director, The Glass House

August 16: Michael Graves, Founding Principal, Michael Graves & Associates and Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture, Emeritus, Princeton University

September 20: Gary Hilderbrand, Principal, Reed Hilderbrand and Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University + John Beardsley, Director of Garden and Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks and Adjunct Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

October 11: Michael Maharam, Principal, Maharam + Paul Makovsky, Editorial Director, Metropolis Magazine

November 8: Murray Moss, Founder, Moss + Francois de Menil, Founder, FdM: Arch

To be scheduled: Beatriz Colomina, Professor of Architecture + Ph.D. Program Chair, School of Architecture, Princeton University and Director of the Media and Modernity Program, Princeton University

The Philip Johnson Glass House
199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840

The Philip Johnson Glass House, a National Trust Historic Site, offers its 47-acre campus as a catalyst for the interpretation of modern architecture, landscape, and art; and as a canvas for inspiration, experimentation and cultivation honoring the legacy of Philip Johnson and David Whitney.

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