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Seasonal highlights at Glenstone Museum

A flowering sculpture by Jeff Koons and an audio installation installed in a forest are among the works not to miss this summer

Split-Rocker (2000), Jeff Koons. Courtesy Glenstone Museum; © Jeff Koons

The summer months present the perfect opportunity to explore works spread across nearly 300 acres of rolling countryside at Glenstone, a museum and sculpture park in Potomac, Maryland. One of the largest private museums in the United States, Glenstone’s vast holdings of 20th- and 21st-century art includes permanent installations by the likes of Ellsworth Kelly, Michael Heizer and Richard Serra. Seasonal highlights include the 37-foot-tall Split-Rocker (2000) by Jeff Koons, which features live flowering plants that appear through its stainless steel structure between the months of May and October. An audio installation FOREST (for a thousand years…) (2012) by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, which consists of 22 loud speakers mounted among the trees, will also run throughout summer. Find out more on Glenstone’s website.

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Smug (1973–2005), Tony Smith. Courtesy Glenstone Museum; photo: Iwan Baan; © 2018 Estate of Tony Smith/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Return to the One (2020), Charles Ray. Courtesy Glenstone Museum and Matthew Marks Gallery; © Charles Ray

Yellow Curve (1990), Ellsworth Kelly. Courtesy Glenstone Museum; photo: Ron Amstutz; © Ellsworth Kelly Foundation

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