Fall 2015 exhibitions

The Glass House, New Canaan / USA

August 21, 2015

The Glass House
Visitor Center & Design Store
199 Elm St
New Canaan, CT 06840


Night (1947–2015)
September 1–November 30
Guest curated by Jordan Stein, Night (1947–2015) is an unfolding exhibition in the Glass House where Alberto Giacometti’s Night (1947) once stood. A series of contemporary artists including Ken Price, Tauba Auerbach, Jason Dodge, Vincent Fecteau, Lutz Bacher, and Kevin Beasley have contributed works that contend with the legacy of Giacometti’s sculpture and Philip Johnson’s architectural opus. On display for three months at a time, the sculptures in Night (1947–2015) “disappear” after their run, making room for new work and new absences.

Isa Genzken, among the most significant artists working today, will contribute a new World Receiver sculpture to mark the final installment of the series. Her practice has long engaged in celebration and critique of modern architecture, including an unrealized proposal for Johnson’s AT&T building in 2000.

The exhibition is accompanied by Night Sounds, a sonic series that has featured Julianna Barwick, ARP, Liz Harris and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Lucky Dragons, Zhang Bao-Li, and Bill Orcutt. The final performance, by Paul Flaherty, takes place this September. Videos of past performances are available on our website.

Elaine Lustig Cohen
June 13–October 19
For more than 50 years, New York-based Elaine Lustig Cohen has been highly regarded as a graphic designer, artist, and rare book dealer. This exhibition includes a selection of her paintings from the 1960s and 1970s, as well as examples of her multi-year collaboration with architect Philip Johnson, among other projects.

Enoc Perez: Lipstick
September 29–November 30
Lipstick will present a new body of work by New York-based artist Enoc Perez that refers to the Lipstick Building (1986), an elliptical office tower in Manhattan designed by architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee. In each painting, Perez uses his characteristic style to explore the formal qualities of the Lipstick Building in a variety of palettes.

Highlights from the Sculpture Gallery
May 1–November 30
Displayed in the building known as Da Monsta—designed by Philip Johnson in 1995 as a visitor center and now a contemporary art gallery—Highlights from the Sculpture Gallery includes sculptures by John Chamberlain and Robert Rauschenberg, as well as the debut of a sculpture by Robert Morris never before publicly displayed at the site. This exhibition supports the Sculpture Gallery Restoration Project, also taking place in 2015.

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 14 structures, including the Glass House (1949), and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture, along with public programs and temporary exhibitions. Tours of the site are available from May 1 through November 30; advance reservations are required.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places.

Media contact
Christa Carr, Director of Communications:
T +1 203 275 7565 / ccarr [​at​] theglasshouse.org