5:30 to 6:30pm: Self-guided tour
6:30 to 7:30pm: Conversation
7:30 to 8pm: Reception
Cultural historian Robert Rubin and critic Alastair Gordon will discuss the legacy of the internationally recognized designer Pierre Chareau (1883 – 1950) as well the extraordinary Maison de Verre (1932) in Paris and Robert Motherwell’s Studio (1947) in East Hampton. Their conversation is preceded by a self-guided tour of the Glass House and followed by a light reception.
Alastair Gordon is an award-winning critic and author who has written regularly about the built environment for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. His critically acclaimed books include Naked Airport, Weekend Utopia, and Spaced Out. He has taught critical writing at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, serves as an architecture critic for the Miami Herald, and is Editorial Director of Gordon de Vries Studio, an imprint that publishes books about the human environment.
Robert M. Rubin is a cultural historian and independent curator. He is the author of Jean Prouvé: Tropical House (with Olivier Cinqualbre), Richard Prince: American Prayer, Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact, and Avedon’s France: Old World, New Look. He and his wife acquired the Maison de Verre in 2005. He is currently working on a book about Alexander Calder and architecture.