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The Coral Gables Museum
cordially invites you to
the panel discussion about

The Glass House:
“A Chapel in a Cathedral of Nature”

On Thursday, October 3rd., 6 -8 pm

Local experts will discuss the relevance of Philip Johnson and his Glass House to art and architecture today. This modern marvel, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, is a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, CT, and the subject of CGM's temporary exhibit, The Glass House: A Chapel in a Cathedral of Nature. Panelists include Robin Hill, Hilary Lewis, Terence Riley and Dr. Alpesh Kantilal Patel. Moderated by architecture critic Beth Dunlop.

Free. Cash bar to benefit CGM.

Photo by Glass House Dawn,  2006, C-Print , 60 x 40 in

Photo by Glass House Dawn, 2006, C-Print , 60 x 40 in

Panelists

Robin Hill, architectural photographer, blogger and featured artist in The Glass House exhibit

Hilary Lewis, curatorial advisor of The Glass House exhibit, advisory board member of The Glass House site, biographer of Philip Johnson, Senior Editor of Tropic magazine, and expert on architecture, urban planning and real estate development who has produced books, articles, magazines, websites and film

Terence Riley, architect, museum professional, teacher and critic, internationally-recognized leader in the design and development of cultural facilities and programs, and the Philip Johnson Chief Curator for Architecture and Design during his tenure at MoMA.

Dr. Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Director of the MFA program in Visual Arts for FIU, author, curator and frequent contributor to Artforum

Moderator:

Beth Dunlop, architecture critic and author, longtime architecture critic of The Miami Herald, and regular contributor to House and Garden and Metropolitan Home magazines

 

The Glass House: "A Chapel in a Cathedral of Nature"

on view through October 20, 2013

Organized by the Coral Gables Museum along with curatorial advisor Hilary Lewis, biographer of architect Philip Johnson, The Glass House: "A Chapel in a Cathedral of Nature" will

 

 Photo by Robin Hill, Glass House, Lincoln Kirstein Tower and Lake


Photo by Robin Hill, Glass House, Lincoln Kirstein Tower and Lake

 

Photo by Robin Hill, Outside In, 2012, C-Print, 40 x 26 in.

Photo by Robin Hill, Outside In, 2012, C-Print, 40 x 26 in.


About the Exhibit

The Glass House: "A Chapel in a Cathedral of Nature"

September 6 - October 20, 2013 in Gallery 109 and the Anthony R. Abraham Family Gallery

Organized by the Coral Gables Museum along with curatorial advisor Hilary Lewis, biographer of architect Philip Johnson, The Glass House: "A Chapel in a Cathedral of Nature" will feature over a dozen, large-scale color photographs of the Glass House campus by renowned architectural photographer Robin Hill, a model of the Glass House by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija courtesy of Dacra, and documentary videos, and construction plans courtesy of the Philip Johnson Glass House, National Trust for Historic Preservation, New Canaan, Connecticut. Lewis will provide the historical context for the beautiful images that Hill has taken over several years. 

The Glass House by Philip Johnson is a stunning example of American modern architecture. Described by architectural photographer Robin Hill as "a chapel in a cathedral of nature," the house is situated on a 49-acre property in New Canaan, Connecticut. Here, Philip Johnson designed a variety of buildings and structures that related to the surrounding landscape and served as his weekend retreat. Throughout the property lie several thoughtfully planned architectural masterpieces as well as two art-filled galleries, which remind us of Johnson's professional connection to New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) where he was the founding director of the Department of Architecture and Design.  Buildings and structures on the property by Johnson represent his full 70-year long career. Artwork on the site includes work by Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Julian Schnabel and Robert Rauschenberg, among many other luminaries of 20th-century art. 

 The signature building on this impressive campus is the Glass House, a central pavilion with glass walls intended for viewing the woods, pond and sky that surround it. Philip Johnson lived here from 1949 until his death in 2005.  The Glass House is iconic not only because of its innovative use of materials, but also due to its seamless integration with the landscape.

 "A handful of iconic houses have reached the public imagination, and the Glass House is among the finest," states featured artist Robin Hill. Through Hill's photographs, visitors will be magically transported to the Glass House campus where Hill discovered new ways of capturing the beauty of this well-documented gem through explorations in perspective and light. Visitors will also be able to enter a Glass House model measuring 28-feet long by 16 -feet wide


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Adults $7.00
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Children (6-12) $3.00
Children under 6 Free