When you visit Glenstone, we invite you to engage directly with the art, architecture, and landscape.

Maps and minimal signage help direct you around the property, but there is no descriptive text. You are free to interpret Glenstone in your own way.

Outdoor sculptures are installed in a variety of terrain so comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Chairs and tables sit on a wooden deckat the edge of a lawn with a forest in the background.

Dining

We offer indoor dining at the Café and indoor/outdoor dining at the Patio, weather permitting.

All dining services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis from 10:30 am. to 4:00 pm.

Our Café and Patio feature seasonal menu items made with locally sourced ingredients. Each menu includes vegan and gluten-free options. Click here to see a sample menu.


Visitors look into the meadows on a guided nature walk.

Guided Talks & Walks

Daily, a Guide and member of our Grounds maintenance team lead a guided Nature Walk through the landscape to discuss the grounds, flora and fauna, and sustainability at Glenstone. This guided walk meets at 1:00 pm daily at the overlook to Michael Heizer’s Compression Line, 1968/2016. The walk is about one hour and includes about a half mile of walking in sunshine and light rain – in the event of more inclement weather or lightning the walk is cancelled. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Beginning June 8, 2023, to celebrate Ellsworth Kelly at 100, our daily Guided Nature Walks will include a special focus on Ellsworth Kelly, an artist deeply inspired by the natural world and landscape.

Beginning June 9, 2023, a member of the Curatorial team will lead a discussion on Ellsworth Kelly’s Yellow Curve, 1990, in Room 6 of the Pavilions at 11am on the second Friday of every month.

Throughout the run of Ellsworth Kelly at 100, the Patio hosts screenings of Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments at 12pm and 2pm daily.

On Thursdays, Jon Sander, Aquatic Horticulturist, leads a weekly talk on the care and maintenance of the Pavilions Water Court at 11:00 am. The talk takes place on the Pavilions Water Court platform or, in inclement weather, in the Pavilions passage.

There is no need to register in advance to participate in the above programs.


Outdoor Sculptures

Outdoor sculptures are installed in a variety of terrain so comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Please note the following about some of our outdoor sculptures:

Jeff Koons’ Split-Rocker, 2000 is in bloom annually from May to October.

Richard Serra’s Four Rounds: Equal Weight, Unequal Measure, 2017 is open daily from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, weather permitting.

Andy Goldsworthy’s Clay Houses (Boulder-Room-Holes), 2007 is open daily from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, weather permitting.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres “Untitled”, 1992–1995 is covered from fall until spring, and covers are removed once the possibility of freezing weather has passed.

FOREST (for a thousand years…), 2012, is activated seasonally from May through October. We welcome visitors to experience the immersive soundscape playing on loop daily from 12:00pm to 1:00pm and 4:00pm to 5:00pm, weather permitting. This upcoming season, the work can be heard from May 2, 2024 through October 27, 2024.


Gray concrete buildings surround a central water-court with a platform and a bench. The water court is full of plant life.

Pavilions

Opened in October 2018, the Pavilions features changing exhibitions and rooms dedicated to single artists, as well as an exterior Water Court. The building was designed by Thomas Phifer.


A tall, narrow, and silver metal sculpture stands at the edge of a pond. A gray, horizontal modernist building sits across the pond.

Gallery

Opened in 2006, the Gallery is the original museum building and hosts changing exhibitions. The building was designed by Charles Gwathmey.