The Philip Johnson Glass House was built in 1949 and is one of the world’s most important icons of modern architecture. Over the course of fifty years, Philip Johnson used The Glass House campus as a place to experiment with new forms in architecture, to house a cutting-edge collection of fine art, and most importantly, to hold gatherings that art historian Vincent Scully has described as “the most sustained cultural salon that the United States has ever seen.” While Johnson was friends and colleagues with many of the most influential members of American society in the second half of the twentieth century, he also recognized the importance of being an active mentor to young, emerging architects and artists, and was a vigorous advocate for the future of architecture and design.
What are your ideas for the future of education? How can historic sites and museums INSPIRE?
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