Philip Johnson’s Glass House Announces Summer Tours, New Monthly Lectures

The windchill here in Chicago at the moment is putting us well into in the negative two-digits, so it’s difficult to believe that these foreign concepts of “spring” and “warmth” actually exist. However, if they do, and you’re in the area, we highly recommending making this the year you finally make the trek out to Connecticut to tour Philip Johnson‘s Glass House. Hard to believe they’re already in their fifth season, as we remember reporting on it back when they first began (have we really been here this long?). This year, in addition to several new tours, we’re most excited about the launch of a new monthly program called “Third Thursdays: Conversations in Context.” Here are all the details:

Leading minds in the fields of architecture, art, design, history, landscape and preservation will serve as hosts of this special curated tour. Figures such as Paul Goldberger, New Yorker Architecture Critic; Barry Bergdoll, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA; Theodore H.M. Prudon, Founding President, DOCOMOMO US; Hilary Lewis, Philip Johnson Scholar; Donald Kaufman + Taffy Dahl, Donald Kaufman Color; Charles Renfro, Diller Scofido + Renfro; Gregg Pasquarelli, SHoP Architects; and Tod Williams + Billie Tsien, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, will provide narrative, interpretation, and personal inspiration while walking the Glass House site with an intimate group of visitors. Following the tour, guests will gather for a reception on the site. ($150 per person, per evening)

We’d love to catch all of these. Is Cristina Ross‘ house still on the market? Season tickets for this season at the Glass House start on February 15th at 9am. Tours themselves will begin sometime in May.