The Glass House celebrated their annual Summer Party on Saturday, June 9th, 2018. The Summer Party was made possible by generous support from Houlihan Lawrence, The Howard Hughes Corporation/Seaport District NYC, Janice Parker Landscape Architects +  SRI Fine Art Services. The al fresco event featured a festive farm-to-table picnic by South End, rosé by Whispering Angel, lawn games including ping-pong and chess, the music of Philip Glass and John Cage performed by Brooklyn Rider, and a special auction of contemporary art, luxury items, and experiences powered by Paddle8.  

Tesla provided transportation between the parking area and the Glass House. Guests had the exclusive opportunity to view a Tesla Model X on display during the event. This year's Summer Party artist, Jenny Holzer, created two limited edition mirrors In a Glass House and Certainly sex, in support of the Glass House. Ticket purchasers at the VIP Friend level and Platinum Table level received a single edition as part of their donation.

Guests strolled the 49-acre landscape and enjoyed an exhibition on view in the Painting Gallery, Personal Effect: Works from the Collections of Philip Johnson and David Whitney, from the Glass House permanent collection, and had the opportunity to preview a virtual reality experience that simulated the restored interior of the Brick House, which remains closed and requires much-needed restoration.

The Summer Party benefit auction included works by Andrea Zittel, Dustin Yellin, Lawrence Weiner, Lindsey Adelman, The Haas Brothers, Rita Ackermann, luxury trip packages and many more unique art and design items. 

The Summer Party was kindly sponsored by Art in America, ArtNEWS, and Moffly Media.

All proceeds from the Summer Party benefit the Glass House. The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, is a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation located in New Canaan, CT. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises fourteen structures, including the Glass House (1949), and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture. 

Click through for a closer look at the afternoon! 

[Photos by Neil Landino]