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‘Conversations in Context’ at New Canaan's Glass House

— June 2013

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The Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut

The Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is running a 2013 season of ‘Conversations in Context’, generously supported by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, a leading supplier of building envelope solutions in North America.

Hosts of this season's Conversations in Context series include: Peter Brant, Elizabeth Diller, Peter Eisenman + Cynthia Davidson, Murray Moss + Francois de Menil, Annabelle Selldorf, Bjarke Ingels, and James Welling.Visitors will explore the Glass House compound during evening tours hosted by luminaries from the fields of architecture, design, and the arts.

Since the 1940s, the Glass House has served as a place of inspiration, education, and conversation across creative disciplines. Its 49-acre landscape, 14 architectural structures, and world-class art collection continue to draw members of an international creative community to engage with its rich legacy. 'Conversations in Context' invites leaders from creative fields to reflect on the site's past, present, and future, and to contribute their perspectives on the Glass House and its significance to contemporary debates.

 'Conversations in Context' builds on the site's legacy of creative dialogue by welcoming leaders from different fields to interpret this rich, enigmatic place and explore ideas with the public," states Henry Urbach, Director of the Glass House.

Ted Hathaway, CEO of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, said that the company's partnership with the Glass House ‘represents a collaboration founded on a commitment to excellence, forward-thinking dialogue, and preservation’.

Additional support is kindly provided by Nat and Lucy Day.

Events take place from 5.30 to 8.00 p.m. on select Thursdays throughout the tour season, which runs from until 30 November  2013. Conversations in Context tickets ($150 per person) may be purchased online at   or via phone at 866-811-4111. Space is limited and advance reservations are highly recommended.

 September 12 - Bjarke Ingels, Founder, BIG Bjarke Ingels Group; Honorary Professor, Royal Academy of Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen

October 10 - James Welling, Photographer; Area Head of Photography, UCLA

October 24 - Peter Brant, Founder and President of The Brant Foundation, Inc.; Chairman and CEO, White Birch Paper Company

November 7 - Annabelle Selldorf, Principal, Selldorf Architects

Conversations in Context Films and Host Biographical Statements
Complete biographical profiles for the 2013 hosts as well as highlights from the Conversations in Context 2011 and 2012 film series may be viewed at the following link:

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