"The Pavilions, the new building at Glenstone, the Montgomery County, Md., art museum situated on 230 acres of woodland and pasture, will open to the public on Oct. 4. The building’s inaugural display, which will catapult the museum to the front rank of privately owned art museums worldwide, aims to demonstrate the range of the collection, according to Emily Wei Rales, Glenstone’s co-founder and director.
Among the highlights are three hanging sculptures by Ruth Asawa; paintings by Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko; an early 'combine' by Robert Rauschenberg; a rare early painting by Sol LeWitt; sculptures by Eva Hesse, Lynda Benglis, Martin Puryear, Dieter Roth and Richard Serra; and paintings by Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol.
The work displayed in the Pavilions ranges from classic minimalism to examples of postwar German art by the likes of Martin Kippenberger and Sigmar Polke; from pieces associated with Japan’s Gutai and Italy’s Arte Povera groups to key works by Brazilian modernists.
Rales said the collection continues to grow. She is motivated, she said, by a desire to be active in creating art history. "And I do believe that’s what museums do: They elevate certain things to the level of public view and therefore they are actively contributing to one’s understanding of history. That to me is really exciting."
Read the full article in The Washington Post.
Image: Water Court at the Pavilions. Photo by Iwan Baan. Courtesy Glenstone Museum
Cover Image: On Kawara, Moon Landing (detail), 1969, from the "Today" series (1966–2013). Photo by Ron Amstutz . Courtesy Glenstone Museum. © One Million Years Foundation
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