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Glass House Presents
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 5:30PM

The Glass House
199 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT 06840


Glass House Presents is an ongoing series of public programs — including conversations, performances, and gatherings — that sustain the site’s historic role as a meeting place for artists, architects, and other creative minds.

Thursday, September 13, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Enrique Norten


Architect Enrique Norten will discuss his work and recent projects. His talk is preceded by a self-guided tour of the Glass House and followed by a light reception. Enrique Norten was born in Mexico City in 1954. He studied architecture in Iberoamericana University (1978) and holds a Master in Architecture from Cornell University (1980). In 1986, he founded TEN Arquitectos and in 2000 opened a second office in New York. He lectures the Miller professorship at the University of Pennsylvania and has taught at Yale, UCLA, Michigan, Texas, Cornell, Parsons, Pratt Institute and Harvard universities. Over his 28-year career, Enrique has received many awards and accolades. In 1998, he received the Mies van der Rohe Prize of Latin American Architecture and since 1999 he is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects. With over 50 built projects, he is recognized by buildings such as the National School of Theatre and Arts, the Habita Hotel, the Americano Hotel, the High Museum of Villahermosa, the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity, the University Museum of Chopo, the Amparo Museum, the Emblematic Monument of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, Santa Fe Eurocenter, Business School Campus Livingston Rutgers University New Jersey and Mercedes House in New York.

Thursday, October 18, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948 - 1980


The Museum of Modern Art will explore the architecture of the former Yugoslavia with Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 (July 15 - January 13, 2019), the first major US exhibition to study the remarkable body of work that sparked international interest during the 45 years of the country’s existence. The exhibition will include more than 400 drawings, models, photographs, and film reels culled from an array of municipal archives, family-held collections, and museums across the region, introducing the exceptional built work of socialist Yugoslavia’s leading architects to an international audience for the first time. Join exhibition curators Vladimir Kulić and Martino Stierli for a conversation about the exhibition. This program includes a self-guided tour of the Glass House site as well as a light reception.

Thursday, November 1, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Gregg Pasquerelli + Steven Cornwell


Join Gregg Pasquerelli, Founding Principal of SHoP Architects, and Steven Cornwell, CMO of The Howard Hughes Corporation, for a conversation about the importance of arts and culture as an integral component of placemaking and their inherent power to define community. The conversation is preceded by a self-guided tour of the Glass House and followed by a light reception.