The Glass House will celebrate its 70th anniversary year at the annual Summer Party on Saturday, June 8, 2019, with a dynamic program of performance, exhibition, and auction to benefit the iconic Philip Johnson–designed house. The site will be activated by French high wire artist Philippe Petit for a site-specific aerial walk. “The Glass House, since its opening 70 years ago (we are the same age), has had many, many visitors: but all used the door to come in!” states Petit. “I wish to change that: I will enter through the sky—and offer as birthday celebration for this iconic building— an AERIAL SURPRISE!” says Philippe Petit.
The party will also feature a performance by the Harlem based drumline and danceline crew, The Marching Cobras. Tickets include a farm-to-table picnic by South End, rosé from Whispering Angel, and artisanal cocktails. Enjoy a game of ping-pong or challenge a friend to a game of over-sized chess. The day’s picnic along with the event’s festivities benefits preservation initiatives at the Glass House. Summer Party artist Adam McEwen has created a limited-edition graphite sculpture to further benefit this significant milestone. The Summer Party benefit auction, powered by Paddle8, provides the unique opportunity for discovering and collecting art from a curated selection of important artists including.