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Issue 99


WHAT’SON in November? Philip Johnson Glasshouse

Come join in a private tour of Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut on November 18th.

This is a mid-century architectural masterpiece! The best time to see this magnificent property is during the Fall months as the house sits amongst

acres and acres of months. As we are

beautiful landscape. trying to get in a tour

The tour operates from May to November and is for our AWNY members before the season ends, we

closed in the winter would like a show of

confirmed interest as soon as possible. Places are limited to a maximum $45 per person. Each participant will need to also pay for their own return

number of 13 and train fare on Metro

the cost North to

of the tour is New Canaan

and there will be a lunch in New Canaan following the tour which is not included in the tour price.


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THE DETAILS Our group will meet in Grand Central to take the train at 9:07am, arriving New Canaan at 10:19am. The 2 hour long tour of the Glass House begins from the Glass House visitor centre at 11am (the Glass House visitor centre is directly opposite the New Canaan train station). Upon arriving at New Canaan train station, there will be time beforehand to

grab a quick coffee or cup of tea after the long train journey!

The tour includes a private tour guide, transportation

to the property, and ability to take photos. Once guests arrive at the Glass House property the tour will enter the Glass House residence, Art Gallery, Sculpture Gallery and Education Centre.

Upon return from the Glass House tour to the visitor centre, it's a short stroll to the main street in New Canaan. Here we will all go for a lovely lunch together to discuss all our new knowledge! We will coordinate with everyone as to

what time train is best to take back to the city, depending on the need to shop or have a long lunch. Please email Hayley at hcskurowski@gmail.com to RSVP

Philip Cortelyou Johnson was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1906. Following his graduation from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 1943, Johnson designed some of America’s greatest modern architectural landmarks. Most notable is his private residence, the Glass House, a 47-acre property in New Canaan, Connecticut. Other works include: the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at The Museum of Modern Art, numerous homes, New York’s AT&T Building (now Sony Plaza), Houston’s Transco (now Williams) Tower and Pennzoil Place, the Fort Worth Water Garden, and the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. An associate of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the 1950s, Johnson worked with the modern master on the design of the Seagram Building and its famed Four Seasons Restaurant. Johnson was also a singular tastemaker, influencing architecture, art, and design during the second-half of the twentieth century. He referred to the Glass House site as his “fifty-year diary.”


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