Approach to the Pavilions at Glenstone (Iwan Baan)
Glenstone, a museum of modern and contemporary art, is integrated into more than 230 acres of gently rolling pasture and unspoiled woodland in Montgomery County, Maryland, less than 15 miles from the heart of Washington, DC. Rita Braver from CBS This Morning traveled to Potomac, Maryland to speak with its founders, Mitch and Emily Rales, about their vision for a different kind of museum.
Glenstone, a Maryland museum that blends modern art, nature and contemplation
Produced by Sara Kugel, CBS This Morning
Washington, D.C., is jam-packed with museums, but the must-see art collection in the region right now is 20 miles from the Mall, in Potomac, Maryland: Glenstone, where ultra-modern galleries and giant sculptures by the likes of Jeff Koons and Richard Serra play peekaboo with their surroundings.
Mitch and Emily Rales built Glenstone on a 230-acre site to share their extraordinary collection of modern and contemporary art. But they wanted to make this a different kind of museum – a blend of art, architecture and nature. “The landscape is meant to loosen you up and let your mind start to wander,” said Mitch.
“It’s not just about the objects that you see; it’s truly an experience,” added Emily.
Their collection includes some 1,300 works, starting with mid-century greats like Louise Bourgeois, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol, and moving on to later works by artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat. Continue Article