Glenstone extension designed by Thomas Phifer to open in October with spectacular lineups | information


Photo: Iwan Baan / Glenstone Museum.

The Pavilions, designed by Thomas Phifer of Thomas Phifer and Partners, are a 204,000 square foot building with 50,000 square feet of indoor exhibition space. That’s more than five times the available space in Glenstone’s original building, which was designed by Charles Gwathmey (and currently has an impressive Louise Bourgeois exhibit taken from the collection). – Washington Post

The new space “The Pavilions” by Thomas Phifer and Partners (with landscapes by Peter Walker and Partners) is due to open on October 4th and features works by well-known artists such as Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp, Richard Serra, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Photo: Iwan Baan / Glenstone Museum.

“The pavilions fit seamlessly into the 230 hectare landscape of Glenstone and comprise 11 different rooms in which works of art exclusively from the museum’s collection are installed and are grouped around a lush, 18,000-square-meter water courtyard,” explains the announcement of the Museum.

“At the time of opening, the building will include a number of rooms dedicated to individual artist installations, including major works by Michael Heizer, Roni Horn, On Kawara, Brice Marden, Lygia Pape, Charles Ray and Cy Twombly 65 works by 52 artists occupy the largest space in the pavilion, a pillar-free area of ​​9,000 square meters. The exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a more extensive selection of masterpieces from 1943 through 1989. “

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