Date - July 31, 2016
1:45 pm until 4:00 pm
The Glass House
199 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT, 06840
~ This event is sold out ~
Architect Philip Johnson’s Glass House Tour is a must for anyone who enjoys learning about art and architecture. The architectural significance of the building and the art contained within the various galleries are impressive, and the exhibitions this year are particularly compelling.
From the website: theglasshouse.org
GLASS HOUSE + GALLERIES TOUR
Tour begins at 2:00pm, the duration is 2 hours. We will meet at the Visitors Center and take their shuttle to the location.
The most popular tour includes the Glass House, Painting Gallery, Sculpture Gallery, outdoor sculpture, and Da Monsta, with a three-quarter mile walk over grass and paths. Please note the Sculpture Gallery will be open to visitors but the artwork contained therein will be under protective cover while preservation work continues.
The Glass House is pleased to present Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden, a landscape installation that will be on view throughout the 2016 tour season to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Philip Johnson’s birth and the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Glass House site to the public. First created fifty years ago in 1966 for the 33rd Venice Biennale, this iteration of Narcissus Garden will be incorporated into the Glass House’s 49-acre landscape.
The exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Spreads and Related Works is a group of paintings and works on paper chosen to compliment the painting Recital (Spread), 1980 which Philip Johnson purchased that same year. The Spreads series was inspired in part by the Rauschenberg retrospective that was organized by the Smithsonian Institution in celebration of the nation’s bicentennial. It premiered at the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C. in 1976 and there the artist had a chance to revisit many of his earlier works which he had not seen in years. The Spreads reference the Combines, the Cardboards, Hoarfrosts and Jammers, but with a new vibrancy and authority.
Cost for group tickets is $65.
Tickets available on Eventbrite
The Glass House, 199 Elm Street, New Canaan, Connecticut
Before our visit and tour, members will have an option to have brunch as a group at Rosie’s in downtown New Canaan, a lovely spot with a farm-fresh menu, a favorite on Elm Street.
Rosie, 27 Elm Street, New Canaan, Connecticut