|Danita and Althea with Glenstone's sun protection|
|"Split-Rocker" by Jeff Koons (2000)|
"When Frustration Threatens Desire"
by Kerry James Marshall (1990)
The little we saw of the grounds showed their dedication to the goal of making the landscape an integral part of the experience. Nothing is left to chance. The "courtyard" in the center of the Pavilions contains a lily pad-laden pond that would make Monet drool. The Viewing Gallery has a small library and an expansive bench designed by Martin Puryear and Michael Hurwitz. It's a place where visitors can rest and enjoy the scenery through a non-reflective that stretches from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. The view is as curated as the art. Wildflowers abound, and the hill that breaks up the vista was constructed for the enjoyment of museumgoers. It was hard to pull ourselves away.
|"Untitled" by Lee Contecou (1962)|
As during our visit to the Life of Animals exhibit, Althea pointed out a couple of her favorite works on display. "Untitled" by Lee Contecou made the list. This sculpture commands nearly an entire wall of a Pavilion. It measures 63 1/2" by 111" by 20", with the last dimension being its protrusion into space. We all admired the steampunk feel of the work whose materials include soot. To read more about Bontecou's work in this style, click here.
|"Moon Landing" by On Kawara (from his Today series)|
|The walk up to the Pavilions|
For a terrific article about the Rales and their concept for Glenstone, click here. For another great piece about Glenstone, click here. Both include photos that allow readers to get a better sense of the museum. And, finally, here's a link to Glenstone's own website. https://www.glenstone.org/