Private Tour: Philip Johnson's The Glass House

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Join Darien Library for a private tour of Philip Johnson's, The Glass House.

The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, is a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, Connecticut. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises fourteen structures, including the Glass House (1949), and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture, along with temporary exhibitions. This one-hour tour will focus on the Glass House and its history.

As a historic site owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Glass House serves as a catalyst for the preservation and interpretation of modern architecture, landscape, and art, and as a canvas for inspiration and experimentation. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places.

There is no parking at the Visitor's Center, but, parking is available at nearby municipal parking lots for a nominal fee.  Please, no food or drink during the tour.

This tour is limited to 12 people.  If you sign up, but realize you cannot attend, please let us know as soon as possible. 

Photo by Michael Biondo.


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