Yesterday's visit to Philip Johnson's modernist masterpiece "Glass House" was electrifying and affirming. The tour lasted two hours, and we were able to explore most of the buildings on the compound. The property was more overgrown than I expected, and the house itself was masterful.
My favorite building was the painting gallery, which was built underground and entered into through a large doorway in a hillside not far from the Glass House itself. The structure is composed of three large cylinders, joined at their edges. The gallery "walls" radiate out from the central column of each, and hang down from circular tracks in the ceiling. Each of the seven panels in each cylinder display different works of art, allowing the visitor to pick and choose what is on display.