Artists on Frank Stella: Tours of The Aldrich & the Glass House

Saturday, June 6, 2020, 1 pm to 5 pm

Save the Date!

A unique opportunity to visit both The Aldrich and the Glass House for artist-led conversations on Frank Stella. View The Aldrich’s exhibition Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey and key works by Stella in the Glass House’s collection.

Tickets for this program include tours of both sites, shuttle transportation between sites, and light refreshments.

Please check our website for more information on how to register for this event.

Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey spans The Aldrich’s Sculpture Garden and galleries tracing Stella’s singular use of the star, standing out as a stable and immediately identifiable shape in the midst of a complex tangle of abstract, invented forms that the artist has utilized over his long career. The historical arc of Stella’s use of the form travels from minimal (the early star paintings) to the maximal, with the recent star sculptures frequently exhibiting a corruption of the form as well as a diversity of materials and fabrication techniques. The exhibition is curated by Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, and Amy Smith-Stewart, Senior Curator.

The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, is a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, Connecticut. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises fourteen structures, including the Glass House (1949), and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture, along with temporary exhibitions. Johnson was on The Aldrich’s first Board of Trustees.