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NEW CANAAN, Conn. – The Philip Johnson Glass House is pleased to announce that tickets are now available for the 2013 tour season. A variety of tours are available so visitors can enjoy all aspects of the Glass House, an icon of American modernism, as well as art galleries and other buildings set a 49-acre country landscape. Guided tours range from 1 hour to 2 ½ hour tours that focus on art, architecture, and landscape. American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education learning units credit (CEU) are available on select tours.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Photos left to right: National Trust for Historic Preservation, Eirik Johnson, Carol Highsmith

The 2013 season will be launched with a new exhibition by artist E.V. Day, featuring her latest sculpture in the building known as Da Monsta. Also new for this season is the second iteration of Night (1947-2015), a “sculpture-in-residence” series that will debut a new sculpture by artist Tauba Auerbach. The accompanying Night Sounds on-site musical performance series will continue with Alexis Georgopoulos of ARP performing a new piece in collaboration with Tauba Auerbach.

Tour Schedule: May 2 through November 30, 2013 (excluding Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
2013 Glass House Tours:
1 hour Pure Glass House + Exhibitions guided tour ($30 per person)
2 hour Site Tour ($45 per person)
2 ½ hour Extended Tour ($100 per person)
2 ½ hour Private Tour ($250 per person)
All tours include the new temporary exhibitions in the ticket price.

Special Focus Tours: Architecture, Art and Landscape:
Three two-hour tours ($45 each) offer visitors the opportunity to dive deeper into the essential elements of the Glass House compound-architecture, art and landscape-by focusing on the compound’s many buildings, the 20th-century art and sculpture collections, and the design, flora and fauna of Philip Johnson’s 49-acre landscape.

Group Tour Packages:
Glass House group tour packages offer schools, organizations, private groups, clubs, corporations and non-profits an opportunity to customize their site experience. Groups can choose from a variety of site experiences including the Site Tour; Pure Glass House + Exhibitions Tour; or Focus Tours in Architecture, Art or Landscape and Gardens. Group tour request forms and additional information can be found on the Glass House website at

Conversations in Context: monthly events from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.:
Leading minds in the fields of architecture, art, and design will serve as hosts of the 2013 Conversations in Context series. The season will feature Peter Brant, Liz Diller, Murray Moss + Francois de Menil, Peter Eisenman + Cynthia Davidson, James Welling, Bjarke Ingels among others. Hosts will provide discuss and interpret the Glass House site while walking with an intimate group of visitors. Following the tour, guests gather for a reception on site ($150 per person, per evening).

About the Glass House:
The Philip Johnson Glass House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, offers its 49-acre campus as a catalyst for the interpretation of modern architecture, art and landscape, and as a canvas for inspiration and experimentation honoring the legacy of Philip Johnson and David Whitney.

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