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For Greenwich residents, the Glass House's Summer Party is a must

10 Jun 2014 11:29 AM
For Greenwich residents, the Glass House's Summer Party is a must

For Greenwich residents, there are few local landmarks more attractive than The Glass House. Built between 1949 and 1995 by lauded architect Phillip Johnson, the location itself - and the 49-acre landscape surrounding it - is composed of fourteen structures. Those buildings house exquisite works of 20th-century painting and sculpture, along with a rotating selection of temporary exhibits. It's easy to see why the House, officially located in New Canaan, Connecticut, has been named a National Trust Historic Site.

That's why the Glass House's upcoming Summer Party is an essential event for all residents of Greenwich. And if you're a new owner of luxury real estate, this will be a prime time to come meet some of your neighbors, and take a look at one of the finest attractions your new town has to offer. The Glass House's Summer Party is going to be more than just a local gathering - it'll be one of the highlights of the Greenwich arts scene in 2014.

The party itself
Taking place between noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, the Glass House's Summer Party is sure to be one of the season's highlights for any lucky enough to attend. Being held thanks to the support of Swarovski (and all the attendants), the party itself will be offering a festive picnic - for starters - that's sure to get everyone in a jovial, sociable mood. There will be music and lawn games, and the entirety of the grounds will be open to any visitors who would like to roam about.

The champagne will be flowing, too: Taittinger will be providing the drinks, ensuring that only the best will be served during the event. This is a rare opportunity even for regular attendants of The Glass House. attendees will be able to visit the new Fujiko Nayaka: Veil exhibit, in addition to being able to roam around the entire Glass House campus. There will even be a silent auction, filled with numerous gifts and items that will be sure to entice anyone who's a fan of the grounds.

Tickets for the event are available at, or by calling 203-595-9886. The dress code will be summer chic.

High donors will leave with a valuable work of art
Donors who'd like to take part in the party have a few levels of tickets to choose from: an individual one costs $500, a VIP individual ticket runs for $1,000, a VIP Friend ticket costs $5,000 and a table host ticket - which includes ten VIP seats - is listed for $10,000. Seats at all levels remain available to any Greenwich residents who might like to attend. 

Individuals who choose to purchase either the VIP Friend or table host ticket won't be leaving empty handed, however - every single person who purchases one of those tickets will be given a signed, benefit edition print by the legendary structuralist photographer Candida Höfer.

At the end of the day, the Summer Party is more than just a party - it's an opportunity for many of Greenwich's finest to join together and support one of the area's strongest accomplishments. The Glass House is a work of art itself, one that gives back to the community with every single tour. Whether you're a longtime visitor, or a new attendee who simply wants to begin appreciating the grounds, your support is necessary to keep The Glass House open. The Summer Party allows you to do so in a social setting, while also getting to comb through the grounds to look through your old favorite art works, as well as striking new ones. Now is the community's turn to give back to the Glass House - and to have a fine time doing so.