Mitchell and Emily Rales’s private museum expanding in the DC suburbs has posted some photographs of the planting of their Jeff Koons work, Split Rocker which is installed by the new visitor’s center near the 240,000 square foot Thomas Phifer-designed expansion of the museum set to open in October.
Architectural Record has posted some images of the new buildings and an installation view of Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a Torment, the show currently up at the museum:
Nestled into Glenstone’s landscape, these pavilions—eight of which are planned as single artist galleries—surround an open-air, 18,000-square-foot water court. Visitors will meander through the landscape, past Koon’s Split-Rocker (2000), standing sentry at the entrance, to a new arrival center, then across a bridge and through a stand of multispecies trees to the museum itself, which appears as an almost sculptural accumulation beyond; Phifer has called the expansion “a village of buildings.”
Sneak Peek of Thomas Phifer’s Glenstone Expansion (Architectural Record)