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Glenstone Museum

Open Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wonderful day of art, nature, friendship and food

We live nearby but hadn’t seen the new pavilions and landscaping. Wow. It is not to be missed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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You will feel transported!

We loved our afternoon spent at Glenstone! It felt like Steve Jobs had designed the whole place... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Leesburg, Virginia
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“modern art”(9 reviews)
“richard serra”(7 reviews)
Guided by the personal vision of its founders, Glenstone assembles post-World War II artworks of the highest quality that trace the greatest historical shifts in the way we experience and understand art of the 20th and 21st centuries. These works...more
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12100 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854-6326
+1 301-983-5001
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This is a fabulous new contemporary art Museum nestled in the pricey suburb of Potomac Md. Tickets are free and available on line, but tough to come by as they "sell out" quickly, and visitors are limited. The grounds are beautiful. Visitors approach the arrival...More

4  Thank Gammie8
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We visited the museum today only to find one artist's work in the whole museum. The show of Roni Horn could easily fit in one room of the museum and has a very limited appeal to me. I have seen similar pieces before and found...More

5  Thank dl3033_8
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We live nearby but hadn’t seen the new pavilions and landscaping. Wow. It is not to be missed. We had a 10:30 ticket which was perfect as we could make the outdoor tour (only given at 1,3 and 5) to get an inside view of...More

Thank levinfried
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved our afternoon spent at Glenstone! It felt like Steve Jobs had designed the whole place because it was so sleek and well thought out. The guides were engaging and helpful. The landscaping was very natural, the art was funky, and the cafe was...More

Thank Boonstra
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the setting of this museum! Beautiful building(The Pavillions) by Thomas Phifer You will be a bit disappointed or at least I was about the collection but never the less they have very good works by very famous artists. They do not let you...More

Thank mundosully
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glenstone is like no other art museum I’ve been to in that it so beautifully marries contemporary art (and Imm not a huge fan but this collection rocks), stunningly beautiful architecture with the finest materials and attention to detail that I’ve ever seen in a...More

2  Thank julief213
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an incredible experience. If you like minimalist architecture, natural landscaping, and modern art, this is your place. I only learned of this treasure recently, and the limited free tickets go fast. My husband and I took a chance and drove out there, and...More

Thank NaniGoGo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I tagged along reluctantly to Glenstone, thinking at least it would be a nice walk on an Autumn day. I am no fan of fine art museums but the combination of gorgeous architecture (the buildings are very much part of the exhibits they hold), the...More

Thank TheMeadowsTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most peaceful, serene, zen place I think I have ever experienced. The walk from the parking lot to the Pavilions is like the path to enlightenment - you leave one world and enter another. The outdoor artwork is placed at a distance requiring you...More

Thank mdboy2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Contemporary art fans will appreciate the attention to detail and location of this unique collection. Some may find that the architecture and structural pieces outshine those on display in the exhibits. Exceptionally beautiful on a fall day. Knowlegdeable docents were available for questions in the...More

1  Thank fatalinda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This musium has no art. It looks like tomb from outside. There are scarcely displayed arts pieces with twisted mind and unhealthy mentality.

Thank Vacation563129
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum features modern art, and those whose taste leans to more classic art will probably not like it much but it's great for those who are avant-garde. It's set on a lot of land, and there are outdoor sculptures which you can see from...More

Thank William S
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Diane R
4 October 2018|
Response from DCtravler244 | Reviewed this property |
I have't been to the newly expanded Glenstone (yet). Based on the museum's website, it appears that at lease some of the outdoor areas are accessible: "Our paths are designed to be firm and stable with accessible grades... More
Elinor M
31 August 2018|
Response from DCtravler244 | Reviewed this property |
The best day is one with good weather — a lot of the sculptures are outside. I realize it’s had to predict, but just bear this in mind when planning your visit.