Glenstone, a Private Art Xanadu, Invests $200 Million in a Public Vision
Glenstone, a private art museum in Potomac, MD, is set to open the new 204,000 square-foot museum building called the Pavillions on October 4, 2018 as an act to offer up more of their pieces to the public eye. Recently, the New York Times recounted what this large-scale expansion, including its centerpiece building which we’ve partnered with Glenstone to bring to life, will mean.
The $200 million expansion adds 11 rooms constructed of stacked concrete blocks that are connected by a glass-walled passage and surround an 18,000- square-foot water court. You can see the family’s home in the distance.
In a lengthy recent interview at the new museum, the couple said they had decided to expand so that they could share more of their collection with more people and to entice groups from neighboring schools, where arts education is at risk.