The 2013 season of Conversations in Context begins on Thursday, May 2, at the Glass House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

"Conversations in Context builds on the site's legacy of creative dialogue by welcoming leaders from different fields to interpret this rich, enigmatic place and explore ideas with the public," said Henry Urbach, director of the Glass House.

Hosts include Peter Brant, Elizabeth Diller, Peter Eisenman, Cynthia Davidson, Murray Moss, Francois de Menil, Annabelle Selldorf, Bjarke Ingels and James Welling. Visitors will explore the Glass House compound during evening tours hosted by those in the fields of architecture, design and the arts.

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Events take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on select Thursdays throughout the tour season, which runs through Nov. 30.

The schedule is:

May 2: Murray Moss, founder of Moss, and Francois de Menil, founder, FdM: Arch

June 6: Elizabeth Diller, founding principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and professor of architecture at Princeton University

July 18: Peter Eisenman, founder and principal, Eisenman Architects; Charles Gwathmey, professor in practice, Yale School of Architecture; and Cynthia Davidson, founding editor, Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City

Sept. 12: Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, and honorary professor, Royal Academy of Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen

Oct. 10: James Welling, photographer, area head of photography, UCLA

Oct. 24: Peter Brant, founder and president of The Brant Foundation Inc., and chairman and CEO of White Birch Paper Company

Nov. 7: Annabelle Selldorf, principal of Selldorf Architects

Tickets are $150 and may be purchased at philipjohnsonglasshouse.org or by calling 866-811-4111. Space is limited and advance reservations are recommended.