Parties

A Summer Celebration at the Glass House

Cultured Magazine

June 2018

 
The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson.
 

On June 9, the Glass House hosted its annual Summer Party on its sprawling 49 acres of greenery. Guests were invited to a farm-to-table picnic by South End and games of ping-pong and oversized chess while band Brooklyn Rider played music by Philip Glass and John Cage. Invited to explore the property from every angle, attendees were able to get a preview of the planned restoration of the Brick House’s interior using VR headgear. Inside the Painting Gallery, the Glass House exhibited works from its permanent collection. Artist Jenny Holzer created two limited edition mirrors, In a Glass House and Certainly Sex, in support of the iconic house. A Paddle8 benefit auction featured works by Andrea Zittel, Dustin Yellin, Lawrence Weiner, Lindsey Adelman, The Haas Brothers and Rita Ackermann among a variety of art and design objects.

 

Photos by Neil Landino and Mike Vitelli/BFA

 
Jenny Holzer's <em>In a Glass House</em>
Jenny Holzer's In a Glass House
Gregory Sages, Christa Carr and Scott Drevnig
Gregory Sages, Christa Carr and Scott Drevnig
Melvin Guzman, Vernon O'Meally, Allison Barker, Malik Roberts and Corey Wash
Melvin Guzman, Vernon O'Meally, Allison Barker, Malik Roberts and Corey Wash
The Studio, 1980
The Studio, 1980
Vernon O'Meally and Malik Roberts
Vernon O'Meally and Malik Roberts
Cassie Anderson and Jacline Cohen
Cassie Anderson and Jacline Cohen
Pavillion in the Pond, 1962
Pavillion in the Pond, 1962
Corey Wash
Corey Wash
Monument to Lincoln Kirstein, 1985
Monument to Lincoln Kirstein, 1985
Brooklyn Rider
Brooklyn Rider
Nathaly Charria and Jae Joseph
Nathaly Charria and Jae Joseph