Glass House

The Glass House, built by architect Philip Johnson in 1949, is an essay in minimal structure, geometry, proportion, and the effects of transparency and reflection. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises 14 structures, including the Glass House, and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture. On a guided tour, groups will be introduced to architecture, contemporary art, and craftsmanship through the lens of the Glass House and its exhibits. The special exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden, a landscape installation to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Philip Johnson’s birth will be incorporated into the Glass House’s 49-acre landscape, that will be on will be included in all tours of the Glass House during the 2016 season.
 
Contact Info 
199 Elm St., New Canaan, Connecticut 06840. Fairfield County. 203-978-3015. Email: tsmith@theglasshouse.org. www.theglasshouse.org. Hrs: By appointment.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 6th-College. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 60-90 min. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art.
 
 

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Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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