Nature itself is part of the art at the Glenstone which shifts from one season to another.
The emblematic piece of the Glenstone is the amazing Split Rocker floral sculpture by artists Jeff Koons.
The pavilions housing the majority of Glenstone’s indoor art are themselves a work of art.
At the center of the pavilions is the water court which at the time we visited contained flowering water lilies.
A remarkable outdoor sculpture at the Glenstone is Richard Serras’s Sylvester containing a spiral path that you walk to the center of the sculpture.
The oldest building at the Glenstone is the main gallery located next to a pond. While we visited the main gallery we saw a performance piece by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija entitled Fear Eats the Soul. We tasted his pumpkin soup with spices, which was delicious, but we had to leave before he made his tacos.
Entrance to the Glenstone is free, however bear in mind that it is not easy to get in. They make available a finite number of tickets which when released online are snatched very fast. Your best bet is to do like we did and take the Ride On Bus Route 301 from the Rockville Metro Station which does a few trips back and forth per day. Any visitor arriving on this bus gets to enter the Glenstone without a ticket.
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