The Glass House Kicks Off the Season Early with a New Tour and Pop-Up Shop

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If you were trying to avoid all the crowds when Philip Johnson‘s Glass House opened for tours in 2007, and then tried but couldn’t beat the mad rush for tickets in ’08 and ’09, then you have no excuse not to plan a trip to New Canaan this year. There are big goings-ons already, with tickets for the season, May through November, having just now gone on sale. This year they’ve added the Glass House Twilight Tour, which allows you to see the house at dusk, complete with the “seasonal lighting effects” originally created by designer Richard Kelly (and hopefully has nothing to do with young vampires in love — though for $150 per young vampire, we’re sure they’re certainly welcome to attend). But if May is too far out for you and you’re itching to get out there, this Thursday through Saturday, they’ll be holding the Glass House Valentines Day Pop-Up Store, featuring the work of six designers, like Amy Plum and Helen Raynus. So there you have it. No excuses this year.