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Glenstone Museum

Potomac, Maryland


Opening 4 October 

With the Glenstone Museum’s major expansion, a building of 204,000 square feet named the Pavilions, the previously small-scale museum, situated in rural Maryland a short way from Washington, will become one of the largest private museums in the US. The Pavilions have been designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners, while the museum’s surrounding gardens will more than double in size to 230 acres, with a redesign by PWP Landscape Architecture. The Glenstone collection was founded by Emily and Mitchell Rales, and currently comprises around 1,300 modern and contemporary works, by artists from Matisse to Michael Heizer. Find out more from the Glenstone Museum’s website. 

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Water Court at the Pavilions, Glenstone Museum. Photo: Iwan Baan; courtesy Glenstone Museum

Smug, Tony Smith

Smug (1978/2005), Tony Smith, installed at Glenstone Museum Photo: Iwan Baan; courtesy Glenstone Museum

The passage in the Pavilions. Photo: Iwan Baan; courtesy Glenstone Museum

Split-Rocker, Jeff Koons

Split-Rocker (2000), Jeff Koons, installed at the Glenstone Museum. Photo: Iwan Baan; courtesy Glenstone Museum

Untitled, Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Untitled (1992–95), Felix Gonzales-Torres. Photo: Jerry L. Thompson; courtesy Glenstone Museum;

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