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APTNE - Philip Johnson Glass House Tour

  • 27 Jul 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT
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Photo by: Eirik Johnson

Philip Johnson

Glass House Tour

New Canaan, Connecticut

Saturday, July 27th, 2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover the iconic home and surrounding the Phillip Johnson Glass House through a two hour guided tour that will focus on the Architecture and History of the house and site.

Explore the history and theory, materials and technologies, influential architects, and preservation challenges of Modern architecture through the lens of the Glass House campus. Visit interiors of the Glass House (1949); Painting Gallery (1965); Sculpture Gallery (1970); da Monsta (1995); and access (through a tall field of grass) the Library/Study (1980), housing Johnson's architectural library spanning Schinkel to Hadid, and overlooking the Ghost House (1984).

  • Availability: Tours are limited to two 13-person groups, so please reserve early to ensure a spot.
  • Cost is $20 for members; $38 for non-members. Please consider becoming a member of APTNE to join us on this special tour.
  • AIA CES credits are available (2 units). Please sign up for the credits when filling out the online tour registration.
  • Location: The Glass House is reachable via train or car. Less than 90 minutes from Grand Central Station, the site is easily accessible by Metro North via New Haven line to the New Canaan Train Station located across from the Glass House.
  • Parking: Public parking is available at the Visitor Center on the weekends. Additional parking is located one block from the Visitor Center in three municipal metered lots. Guests with special needs should contact the Glass House in advance to arrange for limited parking spaces.
  • Comfortable walking shoes is advised as the tour involves approximately 3/4 mile of hilly terrain. No beverages or snacks are allowed on the site or house except water.
  • Cameras allowed; flash photography prohibited.
  • Weather: the tour will commence rain or shine. Umbrellas provided by the Glass House.


Photo by: Eirik Johnson

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