Philip Johnson Glass House Names Henry Urbach Executive Director

Mr. Urbach. (Patrick McMullan)

The Architect’s Newspaper is reporting that Henry Urbach, a curator who previously worked at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, has been picked as the new executive director of the Philip Johnson Glass House, located in New Canaan, Conn.

The paper also provides a pretty tantalizing description of the property and its art collection:

“At the Glass House, Urbach will be responsible for overseeing the 47-acre site in New Canaan, where Johnson spent his weekends and the last years of his life. In addition to a constant swirl of events and cocktail parties, Johnson used the site for architectural experiments, and the property is dotted with small buildings in addition to the iconic glass-walled house, including an underground art gallery, whose contents Johnson acquired with longtime partner David Whitney.”

Mr. Urbach previously ran an art and architecture gallery in New York, according to the paper. Congratulations, sir.