Group Visits


We welcome groups of 10-40 visitors by scheduled visit.

Schedule a group visit here.

School Visits

Glenstone provides opportunities for middle and high school aged students to learn in an environment which encourages direct connection with art, architecture, and nature.

Glenstone offers both guided onsite visits and virtual engagement options for school groups and summer youth programs. Our guided visit program is intended for a broad range of curriculum and grade levels and uses interactive exercises to encourage direct engagement!

Scheduling for Spring 2023 is open! To request a guided onside visit or a virtual engagement for a school program for February – June 2023, click here. 


Guided Onsite Visits:
Thursdays and Fridays
9 am – 11 am
One guided visit available per day

We are offering three guided programs co-created with Montgomery County Public School educators and led by our knowledgeable guides:

Principles of Design
This path serves as an introduction to looking at art, using slow looking techniques to encourage deeper appreciation and richer conversations around art.

Art and Artists of the 21st Century
In this path students will explore how an artist makes and exhibits artwork.

Nature and Sustainability
Students will consider and question the purpose, meaning, and decisions behind the formal, functional, and design elements within the landscape at Glenstone.

Virtual Engagements:
Thursdays and Fridays
45-60 minutes
One on every hour starting at 9 am

We are offering three virtual engagement presentations led by our guides:

Visual Dialogues: Drawing at Glenstone
This interactive presentation takes a close look at artwork on view at Glenstone and focuses on critical thinking through close-looking and note-taking through drawing. Grab a pen or pencil and paper and join us, no skill required!

Reading Colors: Color Theory 101
This engagement is an introduction to color theory and demonstrates how to read colors in artwork and beyond. Students will understand how color can change the effect of an artwork as well as the viewer’s emotions towards the work.

I Love My Leaf: Formalism, Mindfulness, and Plant Identification
In this offering, students will be introduced to the basics of formalism and will learn to apply those principles to looking at plants. They will also be introduced to the benefits of close-looking as a kind of mindfulness activity while slowing down to observe objects.

Please continue to check this site for updates before your scheduled visit. Please contact with any questions.

If you would like to come for self-guided group visit, please sign up here.

If you are seeking resources to use at your own pace, please view the videos on our Youtube page for pre-recorded presentations.