. May 3, 2012 . 0 Comments

Focus Tours feature landscape, contemporary art, and architectural history

The Glass House launches its 2012 tour season on Wednesday, May 2, offering seven different ways for visitors to experience the site. Tour tickets, ranging in price from $30 to $250, are available for purchase online or via phone at 866-811-4111.

Tours begin and end at The Glass House Visitor Center located at 199 Elm Street directly across from the New Canaan train station. Ph. 203.594.9884 ext. 0

The 2012 tour season runs from May 2 to November 30 (closed Tuesdays). Tours include:

Pure Glass House Tour: 1-hour guided tour ($30 per person)
The tour visits only Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House (1949).

Site Tour: 2-hour guided tour ($45 pp)
Explore the interiors of the Glass House, Painting Gallery (1965), Sculpture Gallery (1970), and
Da Monsta (1995)

Glass House Focus Tours: Art, Architecture or Landscape: 2-hour guided tour ($45 pp)
Focus Tours are tailored for guests interested in learning more about a key element of the site or for those looking to see the Glass House through a new perspective.

Extended Tour: 2.5 hour guided tour ($100 pp)
Extended Tour offers increased access to the site including a visit to Johnson’s Library/Study (1985) housing his private collection of architectural literature and special access to the art collection in the Painting Gallery

Conversations in Context: 2.5 hour evening tour + reception ($150 pp); select Thursdays
Join a leading mind in architecture, art, landscape, history, design, or preservation and experience the Glass House campus through an entirely new lens. Hosts include Kenneth Frampton; Mark Wigley; Pedro Gadanho; Marc Kushner; Matthias Hollwich; Robert A. M. Stern; Michael Graves; Gary Hilderbrand; John Beardsley; Michael Maharam; Paul Makovsky; Murray Moss; Beatriz Colomina; and Francois de Menil.

Private Tour: 2.5 hour guided tour ($250 pp); by appointment

Private Tour + Four Seasons Dinner Package: 2.5 hour guided tour + dinner ($450 pp)

Group Tours: Morning Tour ($500 per tour); Afternoon ($600 per tour); Weekend ($750 per tour)
Groups can choose from the Site Tour, Extended, Pure Glass House Tour or Focus Tours.

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