It has become the most fun and talked-about event of the summer. Known as the ‘Summer Party,’ it is the annual fundraising event and auction, taking place on the lush lawn of the 49-acre compound at the Philip Johnson Glass House, in New Canaan, Connecticut. This event supports Johnson’s graciously preserved masterpiece, the National Trust Historic Site. Built between 1949 and 1995, it includes 14 structures, including, in addition to the famed Glass pavilion, the Brick House, Da Monsta, and Ghost House.
This year, everything is changing for us all, as social distancing guidelines prohibited any in-person Party from taking place. The ‘Summer Party’ is therefore substituted by a carefully curated online auction of 110 lots, including collectible pieces of art and design.
A friend of the Glass House, I would like to encourage you to visit the online event by Artsy.net and to support this extraordinary masterpiece, which has been going through challenging times. Loved seeing how it has been supported by artists, designers, and their galleries. The proceeds will be used for the restoration and preservation of the site’s landscape and structures, including the Brick House, in which I luckily visited when the Glass House was first opened to the public, but has since closed for restoration. The auction will END on August 15, at 4:00 pm EST.
Above: Miles Aldridge, I Only Want You To Love Me #1, 2011.