A Visit To The Glenstone

This weekend, my family and I visited the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland. I am embarrassed to say that, despite living in Washington for much of my life, I have never been to this extraordinary art museum. Funded by billionaire Mitchell Rales and curated by Emily Wei Rales, the museum is an amazing blending of art, natural landscape, and architecture.  The result is one of the most beautiful and unique spaces in the world.  You can stroll through the exquisite buildings which are as impressive as the art that they contain.  The galleries are surrounded by trails through gorgeous forests on over 200 acres. I strongly encourage anyone in the area to make a reservation and visit the museum (which is about 30 minutes outside of Washington).

Here are a few pictures from my visit on a lovely Fall day.

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7 thoughts on “A Visit To The Glenstone”

  1. “Funded by billionaire Mitchell Rales and curated by Emily Wei Rales, the museum is an amazing blending of art, natural landscape, and architecture.” One of the many ways society as a whole benefits from the wealthy. It is impossible to be a philanthropist without wealth.

    A world without wealth is a world without philanthropy.

    A world without all the jobs created by the wealthy. All the revenue paid by the wealthy.

  2. You should go again in the spring, when all of the wildflowers are in bloom. Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Museum is also great in the spring.

  3. Lovely photos and a great suggestion. But “most unique”? Does that mean it’s even rarer than one of a kind?

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