Connecticut is home to many historic landmarks -- among them is the former residence of American architect and icon Philip Johnson. Since it opened to the public in 2007, Johnson's Glass House has welcomed thousands of visitors from across the country and around the world.
This hour, we take a tour of the unique 49-acre property. We learn about its history in New Canaan, Connecticut, and discuss its ongoing role in supporting and sustaining the arts. Have you visited the Glass House? If so, what did you think?
We also sit down with author Marc Wortman to discuss a lesser-known part of Johnson's life -- his time as a fascist.
Get an inside look at the Glass House in WNPR's video below:
- Irene Shum - Curator and Collections Manager at the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut
- Marc Wortman - Independent historian, freelance journalist, and author of several books, including 1941: Fighting the Shadow War, A Divided America in a World at War
This show originally aired on July 29, 2016.