Join us for an EO DC exclusive tour of the Glenstone Art Museum!
Glenstone is a private contemporary art museum in Potomac, MD, 15 miles from downtown Washington, DC. Glenstone is noted for its peaceful natural setting, consisting of a cluster of galleries and other buildings set in a large 230-acre wooded campus.
The museum buildings are located toward the center of the campus, and visitors approach the galleries from gravel parking lots via a pathway through the property that is about one-third mile long. In designing the campus, Glenstone's founders made an effort to establish a tranquil experience, leading them and art critics to refer to the museum as part of the "slow art" movement. The museum was developed and financed by billionaire American businessman, Mitchell Rales, and is curated by Emily Wei Rales.
We will tour the museum's exhibitions drawn from a collection of about 1,300 works from post-World War II artists around the world. Glenstone is the largest private contemporary art museum in the United States, and is noted for its setting in a broad natural landscape.
We will start our tour at the Museum Cafe with an EO DC-sponsored Luncheon in the full-service restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows that make you feel like you're in a treehouse and a pared-down menu that matches the minimalist aesthetic - and minimalist art - of its environs. There are only a handful of choices at the Cafe, presented on butcher paper. On a recent visit, it was a velvety smooth pureed squash soup garnished with fresh thyme and corn; a Cobb salad with crispy bacon and buttermilk dressing; and a simple roast beef sandwich served on Lyon Bakery bread with housemade potato chips.
All of the ingredients are locally sourced, says the Chef, Brian Patterson, who had previously been the director of the culinary arts program at in L’Academie de Cuisine Maryland. "There's a strong sensibility of sustainability here at Glenstone, and we wanted to extend that to the sources of the food that we used, and also the level of quality in the ingredients," he said.
Glenstone's limited entry system ensures that this will be an experience unmatched and unrivaled by other area museums, staffed with knowledgable guides throughout the site.
12pm - 12:30pm: Arrival and EO DC-sponsored Luncheon (you will receive a meal voucher ahead of time from Jamie)
1pm: Exclusive Tour
Spaces are limited! If you and a guest would like to register, please do so before spots are filled!