The Glass House Fall Exhibitions and Programs

Elaine Lustig Cohen Extended through October 19

On view in the Painting Gallery, this exhibition presents a selection of the artist’s early paintings from the 1960s and 1970s as well as examples of her multi-year design collaboration with Philip Johnson, among other pioneering projects.

Photo by Robin Hill

Photo by Robin Hill

Night (1947 – 2015): Isa Genzken
On view September 1 – November 30

Isa Genzken, among the most significant artists working today, will present a new World Receiver sculpture to mark the final installment of Night (1947-2015), an unfolding exhibition in the Glass House where Alberto Giacometti’s Night (1947) once stood. Genzken’s practice has long engaged in celebration and critique of modern architecture, including an unrealized proposal for Johnson’s AT&T building in 2000.

Enoc Perez: Lipstick
On view October 25 – November 30

This exhibition will present a new body of work by the artist that refers to the Lipstick Building (1986), an elliptical office tower in Manhattan designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee. In each work, Perez uses his characteristic style to explore the formal qualities of the Lipstick Building in a variety of palettes.

Night Sounds #7: Paul Flaherty
Sunday, September 13, 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Paul Flaherty’s ecstatic tenor and alto saxophone music is characterized by rapid changes in time, key, and style and consistently confounds traditional harmonic, melodic, and compositional forms. Night Sounds #7 is generously supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

Study Tour of the Glass House + the Marcel Breuer House at Pocantico
Friday, October 2, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Visit two important examples of mid-century residential architecture on a one-day study tour of the Glass House in New Canaan, CT and the Marcel Breuer House in Tarrytown, NY. Tickets include transportation between sites (if not travelling independently via car) as well as a boxed lunch.

Glass House Presents
Ivy Baldwin Dance
Sunday, October 4, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Ivy Baldwin Dance, formed in 1999 by NYC-based choreographer, performer, and teacher Ivy Baldwin, is a company dedicated to the creation and performance of new contemporary dance. The company will perform Remove, a work-in-progress showing, choreographed by Ivy Baldwin.

Glass House Presents
Modernism Illuminated
Thursday, October 8, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

This symposium will explore the evolution of lighting design on the Glass House campus. Speakers include Alice Friedman, Professor of Art and Architecture, Wellesley College; Sandy Isenstadt, Professor of Art History, University of Delaware; and Margaret Maile Petty, Head of the School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Glass House Presents
Johnston Marklee, Josef Helfenstein + Martino Stireli
Thursday, October 15, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Los Angeles-based architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee (principals, Johnston Marklee), Josef Helfenstein (director, The Menil) and Martino Stireli (chief curator of architecture and design, MoMA) will discuss the Menil Drawing Institute, the Philip Johnson-designed Menil House (1951), and the display of art in domestic spaces.

Glass House Presents
Thom Mayne + Henry Cobb
Sunday, October 18, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Pritzker Prize winner Thom Mayne and 2015 Architectural League of New York President’s Medal recipient Henry N. Cobb will discuss architecture and urbanism.

Glass House Presents
SO-IL + Kazys Varnelis
Thursday, November 5, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu of SO – IL will discuss their work with historian and theorist Kazys Varnelis.

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