Glenstone is located on 200 acres just outside Washington, D.C. Opened in 2006, the property has been transformed into an environment where art, architecture, and landscape combine to create a singular and unified experience.
At the heart of Glenstone is its preeminent collection of post-World War II and contemporary art. The collection comprises paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs, installations, and multimedia works by artists who have come to international prominence since World War II, concentrating on critical moments in an artist’s career.
Rotating exhibitions are presented in a 30,000-square-foot building designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects.
The Pavilions, designed by Thomas Phifer, offers an additional 50,000 square feet of exhibition space to feature changing exhibitions and rooms dedicated to single-artist installations. Thoughtfully integrated into the landscape, the Pavilions are set on the cardinal points. The 11 rooms within are illuminated almost exclusively by natural light through a series of large windows and clerestories.
Monumental outdoor sculpture is presented in a landscape designed by Peter Walker and Partners. These settings exist to exhibit works of art that represent the greatest historical shifts in how art is seen and experienced.
Open Thursday through Sunday , with visits are scheduled on the hour. Same-day scheduled visits are welcome.