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At the Glass House: New director announced and ticket sales open now

February 17, 2012

In early February the Glass House and the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that Henry Urbach has been named Director of the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, CT. Previously Urbach served as Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) where his exhibitions were known for their provocative and timely ideas, breathtaking installations and broad appeal. Urbach left SFMOMA in May 2011 to pursue independent writing and curatorial work, including research toward a project about the Glass House compound as a laboratory for curatorial experimentation.

While we’re on the subject of the Glass House, tickets for the 2012 tour season, which runs May 2–November 30 (except on Tuesdays) are now on sale. In response to visitor demand, the Glass House has introduced new group tour packages as well as continuation of its daily “Pure Glass House Tour.” American Institute of Architects CEU credit is available on select tours. Tour tickets offering six different site experiences range in price from $30 to $250 and may be purchased online at or via phone at 866-811-4111.

Philip Johnson Glass House illuminated by Richard Kelly Lighting. Photo: Robin Hill