Glenstone has contributed approximately 175 images from it’s collection of postwar art to the Artstor Digital Library. The selection features works that have been displayed in the museum’s exhibitions, as well as its outdoor sculptures, and it includes many leading modern and contemporary artists.
Glenstone is integrated into hundreds of acres of pasture and woodland in Potomac, Maryland. The first building, designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, opened in 2006 and provides a contemplative setting for experiencing iconic works of art within a landscape shaped by Peter Walker and Partners. Glenstone has expanded with “The Pavilions” designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners, merging interior and exterior space and further blending built and natural environments.
Guided by the vision of its founders Mitchell Rales and Emily Wei Rales, Glenstone collects works of the highest quality that trace historical shifts in the way we perceive and interpret art. The core of the experience derives from the impetus to unite the expressions of art, architecture and landscape.
Glenstone’s collection includes paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs, installations, and multimedia works and it targets critical moments in an artist’s career. John Baldessari, Joseph Beuys, Mel Bochner, Alighiero e Boetti, Dan Flavin, Robert Gober, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, David Hammons, Ellsworth Kelly, Barbara Kruger, and Sigmar Polke are among the many artists represented. The outdoor sculptures and installations in the landscape include works by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Richard Serra, Tony Smith, Andy Goldsworthy, Ellsworth Kelly, and Jeff Koons. The collection is supported by an active acquisitions program.