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Philip Johnson’s Glass House has become a symbol of 20th C. American architecture. An icon of the American century that was dominated by technological innovation and radical ideas about private and public space, the building is the focus of a larger estate that includes buildings devoted to his art collection, private quarters and even a lake pavilion, among other things.
Johnson’s home is also a symbol of the change that transformed private lives during the era. Even if the house itself was not practical — it was apparently an oven in there during the summer — it continues to inspire architecture up until our own times with its glass curtain walls and open interior design.
Here artist Frank Stella, who was a friend of Johnson, revisits the estate and talks about the elder statesman of American architecture and the uniqueness of the site, which is currently administered as a National Trust Historic Site.
The former panels, removed in 2017, featured images dedicated to Confederate Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
One researcher, Jürgen Schick, estimated that over half of the region’s historical artworks have been stolen.
The Morgan Library & Museum Presents Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South
This exhibition celebrates the Morgan’s recent acquisition of drawings by Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Henry Speller, Luster Willis, and Purvis Young.
The visual arts institution and educational center is located in the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world.
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Part of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the Art Preserve also functions as a curated collection facility and is filled with immersive installations.