Glenstone Museum Expands Visitor Capacity

Glenstone Museum Expands Visitor Capacity

Guaranteed admission for students, active military personnel, museum professionals, and Ride-On Bus passengers, and extended summer hours

Jeff Koons, Split-Rocker, 2000; stainless steel, soil, geotextile fabric, internal irrigation system, and live flowering plants 37 x 39 x 36 feet.

Jeff Koons, Split-Rocker, 2000; stainless steel, soil, geotextile fabric, internal irrigation system, and live flowering plants 37 x 39 x 36 feet. © Jeff Koons; Courtesy: Glenstone Museum

Visiting hours to the Faith Ringgold exhibition, Glenstone walking trails and patio extended until 7 p.m., through Sept. 5

Glenstone Museum will expand admission capacity while maintaining the uncrowded and unhurried visitor experience that has become its hallmark.

“Our visitors have told us they would like more opportunities to enjoy Glenstone, so we want to do everything we can to accommodate them while adhering to public health and safety guidelines, especially now, when we’re about to present new installations and exhibitions in late summer and fall,” said Emily Wei Rales, director and co-founder of Glenstone Museum. “We hope these changes will make it easier for more people to join us and enjoy the art, architecture and nature in a serene atmosphere.”

As always, admission to Glenstone is free.

Students 12 and older, active-duty military personnel, and staff from other museums will now enjoy guaranteed admission to Glenstone Museum for themselves and one guest. Members of these groups must present their valid identification cards at the Arrival Hall to be eligible for guaranteed admission during regular museum operating hours.

The museum will resume its program with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation that guarantees entry to passengers who arrive via Ride On bus Aug. 5 – Sept. 5. The program brings riders to Glenstone via route 301 multiple times each visitor day. A full schedule is available here:

Glenstone is offering extended summer hours with guaranteed entry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. These extended hours will offer visitors greater opportunities to enjoy the Faith Ringgold exhibition at the Gallery (on view until October 24), the outdoor sculptures, walking trails, and dining at the Patio. The Pavilions will continue to close at 5 p.m., and the Café will continue to close at 4 p.m. As with normal hours, visitors must go through the “Schedule a Visit” page of the website,, to participate in extended summer hours.

Effective Sept. 2, Glenstone will resume group visits of up to 40 people. Groups visits are self-guided and may be requested at any time through the website:

New offerings at the Pavilions will include works by Isa Genzken and Rachel Harrison in August; the first solo presentation in the Washington, D.C. area of the work of Arthur Jafa beginning in September; a major monographic exhibition of the work of Jeff Wall, opening on Oct. 21.

Glenstone, a museum of modern and contemporary art, is integrated into nearly 300 acres of gently rolling pasture and unspoiled woodland in Potomac. Glenstone is open Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., extended until 7 p.m. from Aug. 5 to Sept. 5. Admission is free and visits can be scheduled online at: Same-day visits can be scheduled online. General inquiries: