New Canaan's Glass House To Wrap Itself In Mist For 65th Anniversary

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The Glass House in New Canaan is celebrating its 65th anniversary Fujiko Nakaya: Veil, a site-specific artist project.
The Glass House in New Canaan is celebrating its 65th anniversary Fujiko Nakaya: Veil, a site-specific artist project. Photo Credit: File Photo

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The Glass House in New Canaan is celebrating its 65th anniversary with Fujiko Nakaya: Veil, a site-specific artist project. 

Fujiko Nakaya: Veil will kick off the 2014 tour season at the Glass House and run from May 1 to Nov. 30. The project is set to engage the Glass House itself, designed by Philip Johnson and completed in 1949, representatives said. 

"Nakaya, a Japanese artist who has produced fog sculptures and environments internationally, will wrap the Glass House in a veil of dense mist that comes and goes," representatives said. "For approximately 10 to 15 minutes each hour, the Glass House will appear to vanish, only to return as the fog dissipates. Inside the structure, the sense of being outdoors will be temporarily suspended during the misty spells."

Glass House Director Henry Urbach said "Johnson's interest in the balance of opposites is evident throughout the Glass House campus," according to the release.

"With Nakaya's temporary installation, we carry this sensibility to its endpoint while allowing the unique magic of the Glass House - the dream of transparency, an architecture that vanishes - to return again and again as the fog rises and falls," Urbach said. 

The tour season runs from May to November and advance reservation is required. For more information, residents can visit the Glass House website.

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