Dec 23


The Glass House

Photo: The Glass House

Two inaugural shows launched the Glass House exhibition program in the fall of 2012: Frank Stella: Scarlatti Kirkpatrick and Night (1947–2015). The exhibition program is part of a strategic initiative introduced by the new director of the Glass House, Henry Urbach, who is leading efforts to rededicate the site as a lively, creative cultural center consistent with the spirit and values of its former occupants, renowned architect Philip Johnson and independent curator and editor David Whitney. The Glass House also inaugurated a fresh flowers program, bringing new life to the interior of the Glass House. In the coming seasons, we will develop more ambitious projects, and are currently exploring new programs and activities that will strengthen the liveliness and relevance of our site. Educational programs continue to take center stage, as we host monthly Conversations in Context, Glass House Conversations, and think tanks both on site and in the field, including our first participation in this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale. In time, we hope to add site-specific initiatives including residency programs, performances, and scholarly and community gatherings.

Which hosts and topics would you be interested in seeing for future Glass House Conversations, programs, or events?


May 17: Kenneth Frampton, Architect, Critic, Historian and Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation + Mark Wigley, Dean, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

June 21: Pedro Gadanho, Architect, Writer and Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, Marc Kushner, Co-Founder, HWKN + Matthias Hollwich, Co-Founder, HWKN, 2012 recipient of The Museum of Modern Art PS1 Young Architects Program

July 19: Robert A.M. Stern, Dean, Yale School of Architecture and Founder and Senior Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects with Henry Urbach, Director, The Glass House and Kazys Varnelis, Director, Network Architecture Lab at Columbia University GSAPP

August 16: Michael Graves, Founding Principal, Michael Graves & Associates and Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture, Emeritus, Princeton University

September 20: Gary Hilderbrand, Principal, Reed Hilderbrand and Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University + John Beardsley, Director of Garden and Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks and Adjunct Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

October 4: Beatriz Colomina, Professor of Architecture + Ph.D. Program Chair, School of Architecture, Princeton University, Director of the Media and Modernity Program, Princeton University + Felicity Scott, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Director of the Program in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University

October 11: Michael Maharam, Principal, Maharam + Paul Makovsky, Editorial Director,
Metropolis Magazine

View more information about the program and 2012 Conversations in Context films at

Wednesday, January 9 at 12:53pm


Hilary Lewis, Philip Johnson Scholar; Donald Kaufman + Taffy Dahl, Donald Kaufman Color; Theodore H.M. Prudon, DOCOMOMO US + Shashi Caan, International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers; Todd Eberle, Photographer; Paul Goldberger, New Yorker Architecture Critic; Tod Williams + Billie Tsien, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects; Gregg Pasquarelli, SHoP Architects + Philip Nobel, Architecture Critic; David Salle, Artist; Charles Renfro, Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Barry Bergdoll, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art.

View more information about the program and 2011 Conversations in Context films at

Thursday, January 10 at 12:57pm


Selected list of words appearing in this and other conversations.