Parties

Summer Started in Full Swing at The Glass House’s Annual Party

Cultured Magazine

Photography by Neil Landino/ BFA.COM

06.10.2019

 
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Philippe Petit above the Glass House.
 

On June 8, The Glass hosted its annual Summer Party to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the iconic Phillip Johnson house. The festivities began with a farm-to-table picnic by South End on the 49 acres of greenery surrounding the property. Halfway into the birthday bash, French high wire artist Phillipe Petit activated the site for for an aerial walk, astonishing attendees of all ages. Guests, including artists Katie Stout, Martin Kline, Mickalene Thomas and Carrie Mae Weems, sipped rosé from Whispering Angel while the Harlem-based drumline and danceline crew, The Marching Cobras performed. All great things come to an end and this year’s Summer Party was no exception—raising over $550,000 for preservation initiatives at the Glass House. The Summer Party benefit auction, powered by Paddle8, provides the opportunity for collecting art from a curated selection of artists including Cindy Sherman, Josef Albers, Alex Katz and Richard Prince.

 
Susan Trimble and Ted Hathaway
Susan Trimble and Ted Hathaway
Festive Picnic by Southend New Canaan
Festive Picnic by Southend New Canaan
Couple walking
Couple walking
Philippe Petit and some young fans
Philippe Petit and some young fans
Gift Bags
Gift Bags
Philippe Petit on the high wire
Philippe Petit on the high wire
Susan Magrino, Jim Dunning and Scott Drevnig, Deputy Director at the Glass House
Susan Magrino, Jim Dunning and Scott Drevnig, Deputy Director at the Glass House
Kids playing chess
Kids playing chess
Watching Philippe Petit on the wire
Watching Philippe Petit on the wire
Paddle8
Paddle8
Marching Cobras
Marching Cobras
Bill Sofield, Emma O’Neill and Robin Hill
Bill Sofield, Emma O’Neill and Robin Hill
Philippe Petit on the wire
Philippe Petit on the wire
Laura Barker, Allison Barker, Nathalie Charria and Lola Adesioye
Laura Barker, Allison Barker, Nathalie Charria and Lola Adesioye
Silent auction powered by Paddle8
Silent auction powered by Paddle8
Couple by the pool
Couple by the pool
Guests enjoying rosé by Whispering Angel
Guests enjoying rosé by Whispering Angel
Couple walking
Couple walking
Douglas Wurth and Chase Landow
Douglas Wurth and Chase Landow
Philippe Petit on the wire
Philippe Petit on the wire
Tracy Hummer, Carmen Soubriet and Kevin Gray
Tracy Hummer, Carmen Soubriet and Kevin Gray