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Visit Glenstone with the JRA
Saturday, June 08, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: LOCAL EVENTS

Visit Glenstone with the JRA

June 8, 2019 | 12pm-3pm
Glenstone
12100 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854

Glenstone is a contemporary art museum in Potomac, Maryland that seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment. It contains about 1,300 works in many mediums from post-World War II artists around the world. First opened in 2006, the museum was expanded several times in size in between 2013 and 2018 on its 230-acre campus.

The most recent expansion increased the size of the museum by a factor of five and opened to the public on October 4, 2018, with a new museum complex called the Pavilions, an arrival hall, entry pavilion, bookstore and two cafés. The introduction of the Pavilions debuted single-artist installations and exhibitions from artists Cy Twombly, Robert Gober, Pipilotti Rist, Charles Ray, On Kawara, Martin Puryear, Michael Heizer, Lygia Pape, and Brice Marden. Other artists on display in the inaugural exhibition of the expansion included Roni Horn, Alexander Calder, Ruth Asawa, David Hammons, Alighiero Boetti, and Mark Rothko. The 2018 expansion was a "critic's choice" in The Wall Street Journal's review of the best architecture of 2018, with Julie V. Iovine writing that Glenstone's architecture takes an approach "that offers a sequence of events revealed gradually with constantly shifting perspectives, as opposed to classic modernism’s tightly controlled image of architecture as geometric tableau."

Join fellow James Renwick Alliance member and host Toni Alaimo. 


 

Toni Alaimo, JRA Membership Chair and Board Member, started making crafts as a teenager
creating holiday ornaments, sewing ready-to-
wear clothing and painting in a variety of mediums.
She recently retired from a career in dental 
hygiene. She volunteered for 9 years as a docent
for the Renwick Gallery. Toni now has more 
time to make art. Working with paper is her favorite medium.
She has been a JRA member
since 2010 and currently serves as the JRA membership chair.
“It’s so great to be a part of the JRA and attend events were everybody appreciates the Makers.”