Friday, August 22, 2014

The Glass House


Photo © Richard Barnes, 2014
Fujiko Nakaya: Veil
Closing November 30, 2014

Coinciding with the 65th anniversary of the Glass House and the 2014 tour season, the Glass House presents Fujiko Nakaya: Veil, the first site-specific artist project to engage the iconic Glass House itself, designed by Philip Johnson and completed in 1949. Veil stages a potent dialogue with the Glass House, producing an opaque atmosphere to meet the building's extreme transparency and temporal effects that complement its timelessness. 


Fujiko Nakaya: Veil is generously supported by National Endowment for the Arts, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Japan Foundation, and Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®. Additional support is provided by Mee Industries, Inc. 
Night Sounds #5
Featuring Zhang Bao-li
A musical performance + reception 
at the Glass House
October 5, 2014, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. 

Night Sounds #5 will feature a performance by Zhang Bao-li alongside a new work by Lutz Bacher. 

Zhang Bao-Li is a renowned erhu musician based in New York City, where he performs with Melody of Dragon and the Chinese Music Ensemble, the oldest, largest and only full scale Chinese orchestra in the United States. Since moving to the United States, Zhang Bao-Li has performed at such venues as Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Carnegie Hall, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Joyce Theater, and Merkin Concert Hall. He has toured extensively around the world and his performances on the erhu have been recorded in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States.


Night Sounds #5 is generously supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.


Glass House Presents is an ongoing series of public programs - including conversations, performances, and gatherings - that sustains the site's historic role as a meeting place for artists, architects, and other creative minds. Before each event, visitors will enjoy the opportunity to explore the Glass House campus and view current exhibitions, including Fujiko Nakaya: Veil. The program concludes with light refreshments. 

Thursday, September 11, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Christian Bjone + David Diao 

Sunday, September 14, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Feast of Clarity: Food + Architecture with Chef Keizo Seki + Kulapat Yantrasast

Thursday, September 25, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Michael Govan + Annabelle Selldorf

 
Glass House Presents is generously supported by an anonymous donor.

Self-Guided Tours
 
Self-guided tours of the Glass House offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience the Glass House campus at their own pace. In addition to the permanent art collection and temporary exhibitions, visitors enjoy access to seven structures designed by Philip Johnson, including: the Glass House, the Painting Gallery, the Sculpture Gallery, Da Monsta, and the Library, as well as the lower landscape's Pond Pavilion and Lincoln Kirstein Tower. Photo by Carol Highsmith.
 

THE GLASS HOUSE IS A SITE OF THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
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