Richard Serra

b. San Francisco, CA, 1938

Opening spring/summer 2022

Image: The Boundary

For more than fifty years, American artist Richard Serra has used abstract forms to consider the dynamic between material and the space shared by viewer and artwork. Glenstone is constructing a building specially conceived to house a work by Serra, designed in collaboration with Thomas Phifer, architect of the Pavilions. The 4,000-square-foot concrete building was commissioned to house a large-scale sculpture that is one of the artist’s most recent works. Visitors will approach by way of the Woodland Trail on the eastern side of Glenstone’s property, following a gently curved path extending from the bridge over the Greenbriar Stream, ultimately entering the building through a single, centered doorway. The boardwalk, structure, and installation expand the visitor experience at Glenstone, adding opportunities for visitors to engage with art and architecture as well as the museum’s surrounding landscape, which is designed by Adam Greenspan of PWP Landscape Architecture.

Collection Artwork

    • Richard Serra

    • To Lift
      Richard Serra
      To Lift, 1967
      Serra 1967
    • Sylvester
      Richard Serra
      Sylvester, 2001
      On View Serra 2001
    • Contour 290
      Richard Serra
      Contour 290, 2004
      On View Serra 2004
    • White Neon Belt Piece
      Richard Serra
      White Neon Belt Piece, 1967
      Serra 1967