Thursday, May 1 • 1:15pm - 4:45pm
A Modern and Contemporary Art Paradise: Glenstone Museum

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permanent collection comprises iconic paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs, installations, and multimedia works by post World War II artists. Mitchell Rales and his wife, Emily, began collecting art in 1990 with an eye toward charting the most significant historical shifts in how art has been seen and understood in our time.

The museum building was designed by architect Charles Gwathmey to work in concert with avant garde art. Landscape architects Peter Walker and Partners gently reshaped, reconceived, and restored this 200-acre estate--nestled in a distant D.C. suburb--into a breathtaking setting for quiet, aesthetic contemplation of Glenstone’s impressive collection of outdoor sculpture, including works by Jeff Koons, Richard Serra, and Andy Goldsworthy. Dedication to organic landscape maintenance has also made Glenstone a model for sustainable agriculture and environmental management. Representing international artistic innovation, the collection has unique concentrations of work, which often exemplify an artist's career at its height.

A large museum building planned to house the permanent collection is under construction, but the original, more intimate, extant museum space hosts long term rotating exhibitions. The current exhibition showcases Glenstone’s collection of works by the Swiss artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss. Participants will receive a docent led tour as well as a presentation by the librarian and archivist. Read more about the collection in this New York Times article, "Like half the National Gallery in your own back yard."

Maximum Participants: 15

Fee: Free

Accessibility: Walking and standing, limited number of benches.

Transportation: Transportation will be by bus. Loading and unloading takes place at the hotel’s 10th Street NW entrance, on 10th Street NW between H Street NW and G Street NW. The bus for this tour will leave at 1:15pm. Please meet the tour shepherd near the 10th street hotel entrance 15 minutes prior to departure.

Thursday May 1, 2014 1:15pm - 4:45pm
Glenstone Museum 12002 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD

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