Glenstone Museum is located in Potomac, Maryland and is a private museum with art located outdoors as well as indoors. Glenstone offers nearly 300 acres of landscape fully integrated with the architecture and art. The landscape includes paths, trails, streams, meadows, forests and outdoor sculptures throughout the grounds. I snagged a last minute ticket and happily spent the day alone at Glenstone last week. Visitors should be prepared to spend considerable time on foot so be sure and wear comfortable walking shoes. I stayed outdoors while I was there, walking from sculpture to sculpture and admiring the landscape and foliage but the indoor exhibits are also now open. At Glenstone, architecture is as essential as artwork and nature, providing a minimal design to complement the collection and visitor experience. You will see a nice combination of art, nature and architecture. You can wander about without a map or grab one when you enter (or even scan a qr code). I enjoyed just strolling and finding the works of art myself, enjoying the long walk along boardwalks, in the woods and through meadows.
The museum is open in a limited capacity on visitor days (Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Scheduled visits are required, and admission is free. August visits will be released on June 1st at 10:00 a.m. All visitors must be 12 or older and all minors (ages 12-17) must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This museum offers a place for peace and it offered a space to really take in the art and just be one with nature. It was a welcomed trip away from my kids to enjoy art and being outside without the typical screaming and chattering. I passed by about 15 people while I was there– truly an escape!