Glass House

Built by architect Philip Johnson in 1949, the house is an essay in minimal structure, geometry, proportion, and the effects of transparency and reflection. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises 14 structures, including the Glass House, and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture. Other structures include the Studio, Brick House, Ghost House, Pavilion in the Pond, three vernacular buildings, monuments, two galleries, and the 1995 Da Monsta. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can enjoy guided tours of the property.

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

School

On a guided tour of the Glass House, students will be introduced to architecture, contemporary art, and craftsmanship through the lens of the structure and its exhibits. After school tours, focus tours, and after school tours are available. Self-guided tours of the campus are permitted on select days.

supports classroom learning in:
Art.

topics covered:
Architecture, American landscapes, visual art, design, history, culture, crafts.

contact info
Name: Troyce Smith
Phone: 203-978-3015
Email: tsmith@theglasshouse.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 13 minimum. Program Type: 1-1.5 hours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Phone, Email.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Phone, Email.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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Glass House

Built by architect Philip Johnson in 1949, the house is an essay in minimal structure, geometry, proportion, and the effects of transparency and reflection. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises 14 structures, including the Glass House, and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture. Other structures include the Studio, Brick House, Ghost House, Pavilion in the Pond, three vernacular buildings, monuments, two galleries, and the 1995 Da Monsta. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can enjoy guided tours of the property.

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on Architecture and Art badges while visiting the Glass House. On guided tours, scouts explore architecture, contemporary art, and craftsmanship through the lens of the Glass House and its exhibits. Academic tours, focus tours, and tours of the galleries are available. Scouts are welcome to take self-guided tours of the campus on select days.

supports scout badges in:
Art.

topics covered:
Architecture, American landscapes, visual art, design, history, culture, crafts.

contact info
Name: Troyce Smith
Phone: 203-978-3015
Email: tsmith@theglasshouse.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 13 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Glass House

Built by architect Philip Johnson in 1949, the house is an essay in minimal structure, geometry, proportion, and the effects of transparency and reflection. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises 14 structures, including the Glass House, and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture. Other structures include the Studio, Brick House, Ghost House, Pavilion in the Pond, three vernacular buildings, monuments, two galleries, and the 1995 Da Monsta. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can enjoy guided tours of the property.

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

Camp

On a guided tour, summer camp groups will be introduced to architecture, contemporary art, and craftsmanship through the lens of the Glass House and its exhibits. Focus tours, and academic tours are available. Self-guided tours of the campus are permitted on select days throughout the season.

contact info
Name: Troyce Smith
Phone: 203-978-3015
Email: tsmith@theglasshouse.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 13 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Glass House

Built by architect Philip Johnson in 1949, the house is an essay in minimal structure, geometry, proportion, and the effects of transparency and reflection. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises 14 structures, including the Glass House, and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture. Other structures include the Studio, Brick House, Ghost House, Pavilion in the Pond, three vernacular buildings, monuments, two galleries, and the 1995 Da Monsta. Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can enjoy guided tours of the property.

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

Homeschool

Homeschoolers can enjoy guided tours of the Glass House, where they will explore architecture, contemporary art, and craftsmanship through the lens of the structure and its exhibits. Academic tours, focus tours, and tours of the galleries are available. Homeschoolers are welcome to take self-guided tours of the campus on select days.

topics covered:
Architecture, American landscapes, visual art, design, history, culture, crafts.

contact info
Name: Troyce Smith
Phone: 203-978-3015
Email: tsmith@theglasshouse.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 13 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

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