An Expanded Glenstone Will Open to the Public on October 4, Offering a Six-Fold Increase in Exhibition Space and Another 130 Acres of Landscape
POTOMAC, MD, September 4, 2018 – Reservations to visit the new Glenstone Museum are now available and can be booked online by visiting www.glenstone.org. Admission is free at all times. The new Glenstone, which includes an additional 50,000 square feet of exhibition space for modern and contemporary art, two cafes, a bookstore, and a total of 230 acres of landscaped meadows, woods, and streams, will open to the public on October 4, 2018.
As part of Glenstone’s effort to maintain a serene and contemplative environment for each visitor, visits are scheduled in advance. Reservations are now available for visits through the end of November. Additional tickets will be released on the first of every month beginning October 1 for the upcoming 3 months.
“After years of planning and building, we’re excited to reach this moment when we’re ready to share so much more of the Glenstone collection with the public,” said Emily Wei Rales, director and co-founder of Glenstone. “We look forward to welcoming visitors soon to our fully realized vision of art, architecture, and landscape combined in a single experience.”
The highlight of the 240,000 square-foot expansion is a 204,000-square-foot building known as the Pavilions, designed by Thomas Phifer of Thomas Phifer and Partners. The Pavilions has 11 rooms, 9 of which will feature single-artist installations at the time of the opening. One room features a survey exhibition of works by 52 artists represented in the Glenstone collection, and another offers a view of the landscape. Artworks are also installed in the entry and the passage around a landscaped, 18,000-square-foot water court.
The inaugural installation at the Pavilions includes works by world-renowned artists as well as lesser-known contemporaries, all of whom made important contributions to post-war and contemporary art. Many of the living artists collaborated on the installation of their works at the Pavilions and continue to be closely involved with Glenstone.